Samajwadi Party feud worsens: Akhilesh Yadav's loyalist Udayveer Singh expelled for six years

In yet another sign of worsening infighting in Samajwadi Party, MLC Udayveer Singh was on Saturday expelled from the party, a day after he accused Mulayam Singh’s second wife of being part of a conspiracy against Uttar Pradesh CM.

Updated: Oct 22, 2016, 16:49 PM IST
Samajwadi Party feud worsens: Akhilesh Yadav's loyalist Udayveer Singh expelled for six years

New Delhi: In yet another sign of worsening infighting in Samajwadi Party, MLC Udayveer Singh was on Saturday expelled from the party, a day after he accused Mulayam Singh’s second wife of being part of a conspiracy against Uttar Pradesh CM.

Early today, senior party leaders Beni Prasad Verma, Naresh Agrawal and party spokesperson Ashok Bajpai met party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav at his New Delhi residence to chalk out a formula to end the ongoing infighting within the first family of the state that has derailed just ahead of the crucial state assembly polls.

It is believed that the leaders made an appeal to the SP supremo to hold talks with brothers Shivpal, Ramgopal and his son Akhilesh Yadav to end the fight.

"Everything is fine in the party. We request that the controversy regarding rift with Samajwadi Party should end as the elections are upon us," Beni Prasad Verma told News18 after meeting Mulayam Singh Yadav.

"Mulayam Singh Yadav is very much sad over the issues which occurred in Samajwadi Party. He is pained with Akhilesh Yadav, due to letters written against him. I request Akhilesh to take action against those who are talking against his father," Prasad said. 

Prasad also hinted that action will be taken against leaders who are escalating tensions with the party and added that Mulayam had expressed his displeasure over the 'letter' written against him by Udayveer. 

Another party source also confirmed that the leadership did not take kindly to the caustic letter by the young leader, considered close to Akhilesh and whose association with the latter dates back to the Dholpur school days. 

Yesterday, Udayveer, who is also a close aide of Akhilesh, had alleged that Mulayam's second wife is behind the conspiracy to alienate the young chief minister and added that the veteran leader needs to make way for his son. 

Singh, who is a member of the legislative council, also attacked state SP chief and Mulayam's brother Shivpal Yadav for being the "political front" of the CM's stepmother.

In a four-page letter, Singh also cautioned Mulayam against the 'conspiracies being hatched in his family against his elder son'.

On the other hand, Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav, who met Mulayam Singh Yadav today at his residence, reportedly offered to tender his resignation to the SP patriarch. However, his offer was turned down by Mulayam. 

The expulsion comes at a time when the Akhilesh camp is already demanding revocation of 'expulsion' of other young MLCs and party leaders, who were shown the door by Shivpal last month.