Locking horns with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party State President Shivpal Yadav claimed Akhilesh wanted to form new party and contest Assembly Election 2017 by going in alliance with some other political party in the state.
In his address during the core committee meeting held at Samajwadi Party (SP) State office in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, Shivpal said: “I can swear by taking holy Ganga jal (water from river ganga) that Akhilesh told me he will form a new party and contest election in alliance with other party.”
He said: “what was my fault. I followed all the orders of Chief Minister and even if he didn’t invite me I used to go and meet him. I followed the orders of Neta ji (Mulayam Singh Yadav). In the same party office, when Netaji asked me to step down from the post of Samajwadi Party State President and Akhilesh was given the responsibility. I went to Airport to receive and wish him. But when Netaji ordered for my appointment as state president, all my departments were taken away. What was my fault.”
The widened rift between the leaders of Samajwadi Party came to the stage, when Shivpal Yadav started comparing his works with the working of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the meeting. “I have worked more than chief minister. I understand CM does not get time to review the works of his department but in my departments review meetings were organized frequently and action was taken against the officers not doing work seriously,” said Shivpal.
Without naming Ram Gopal Yadav and others, he said those who have join hands with BJP to defame the image of Neta ji have done nothing for the party. It was me who used to ride cycle from village to village during elections. In 2003, it was Amar Singh and I who came on ground and Samajwadi Party government was formed under the leadership of Neta ji.
Getting aggressive, Shivpal said those who are Samajwadi, Lohiawadi and Gandhiwaadi would be attending Samajwadi Party’s silver jubilee celebrations to be held on November 5. After that, we will prepare for the elections in the leadership of Neta ji. If neta ji gives freedom to take decision there is a bunch of corrupt people, who would throw out of the party.
Earlier, in his address, Akhilesh yadav refuted the charges that he was planning to form a new party. He said I am from Samajwadi Party why will I form a new party. I want to work under my father’s directives and will continue to do so.