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Ram Gopal meets Akhilesh but no breakthrough

Power struggle erupted in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday when the chief minister removed Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal, who was considered close to Shivpal Yadav

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Publish Date: Sep 15 2016 3:11PM | Updated Date: Sep 16 2016 11:46AM

Ram Gopal meets Akhilesh but no breakthrough

Crisis in Samajwadi Party refused to die down with party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav failing to coax Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to call a truce with Shivpal Yadav, his uncle and another party leader.

 
Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had asked Ram Gopal Yadav to bring about a truce between his son Akhilesh and Shivpal Yadav.
 
Emerging after meeting with Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav said he was hopeful that a solution to the leadership crisis in the party would be found at the earliest.
 
Like the chief minister, he too said that an "outsider" was behind the problem that has rattled the ruly party ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls next year.
 
Clearly leaning in favour of Akhilesh, he said it would have been better had CM been informed of his removal from the state Samajwadi Party head's post.
 
"I tried to put across this point to Netaji but I was told to issue the orders immediately. That triggered a chain reaction."
 
When asked on possible timeline when the crisis will be resolved, Ram Gopal said "soon" as there would be talks between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh. "Things will be sorted out."
 
He refused to disclose what transpired between him and Akhilesh Yadav.
 
In the meantime, Shivpal returned to Lucknow from the national capital. Asked to comment on the power struggle within the party, he said he had nothing to say but he would "work dedicatedly to uphold the responsibility given to him by Netaji".
 
His son Aditya Yadav said the post of state president of Samajwadi  Party was a big responsibility that Shivpal Yadav would discharge to the best of his abilities.
 
Power struggle erupted in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday when the chief minister removed Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal, who was considered close to Shivpal Yadav.
 
After that , the party supremo removed Akhilesh as state Smajawadi Party chief. Akhilesh Yadav hit back and took away portfolios allocated to Shivpal.