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Shivpal Yadav Resigns from Cabinet: Ten developments

Shivpal Yadav before resignation met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday evening

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Publish Date: Sep 16 2016 8:16AM | Updated Date: Sep 16 2016 8:16AM

Shivpal Yadav Resigns from Cabinet: Ten developments

After meeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Shivpal Yadav resigned from the state cabinet and as the chief of Samajwadi Party's state unit. The Chief Minister is yet to accept it, sources said.

 

The two talked for 20-minute in the meeting which was considered as that peace in the family is about to prevail.  Other party members also seeking end of the feud that has shaken the party five months before the state assembly elections.

 

Here are the ten developments in the ‘Party-Pariwar-Power’ dispute: 

 

Shivpal Yadav resigned after Chief Mnister Akhilesh Yadav refused to return key portfolios to him. Shivpal had been divested of earlier this week.

 

Earlier today, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh reached Lucknow to find a solution. It is not known if that Mulayam and Akhilesh have talked about it yet.

 

Mulayam Singh has already met Shivpal, twice, to hear his part of the story. On Wednesday, Shivpal also went to meet Netaji. The meeting lasted for four-hour. The two met again this afternoon after Mulayam Singh reached Lucknow.

 

The rift within had been growing for months but the crisis came on Tuesday, hours after Mulayam Singh removed Akhilesh as the state party chief and appointed Shivpal. 

 

Late on Tuesday evening, the Chief Minister had divested Shivpal Yadav of all his crucial portfolios, leaving him with only the social welfare ministry.

 

The leaders claim there is no dispute within the family and call the feud a "conspiracy" by outsiders.  

 

Without naming anyone, Akhilesh Yadav has said, "If people from outside the family keep interfering, how will things work?" 

 

Amar Singh, who returned to the Samajwadi Party recently after a six-year exile, denied all the allegations and said the comment was not for him.

 

Many party leaders believe that Amar Singh is in league with Shivpal Yadav in a plan to turn Mulayam Singh against his son.

 

The feud, five months before the elections has attract opposition jibes.