The ongoing rift between Chacha-Bhajeeta in Samajwadi Party came out in open, on Tuesday when Cabinet Minister Shivpal Yadav replaced Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as party’s State President. In retaliation CM took control of Minister’s key ministry PWD.
Sensing the crisis could deepen, SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav intervened for crisis management in the party and family. Yadav have started making efforts to bring Chacha-Bhateeja closer and end rift. If not dealt timely, the rift could affect 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections.
Wednesday morning, Shivpal Yadav seems to be showing off his popularity amongst the party workers, when hundreds of supporters reached his residence in Saifai village of Etawah district.
As per sources, Mulayam Singh had telephonic conversation with Shivpal and asked him to come to Delhi for crisis management. Cousin brother and SP MP Ramgopal Yadav have also been invited to join the meeting.
Earlier, there were rumors that Shivpal has submitted the resignation from Cabinet to Mulayam Singh. Before leaving for Delhi, Shivpal told media that he has complete faith in Mulayam Singh and none can disobey his orders. The future action would be decided after meeting him in Delhi.
The CM had also sacked two key ministers and Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal with another IAS officer Rahul Bhatnagar. Singhal is said to be very close to Shivpal Yaddav.
The duo have often not agreed on many political decisions, most recently the merger of the Quami Ekta Dal with the SP. Akhilesh was against the decision as merger of tainted leader Mukhtar Ansari’s party could affect his image ahead of elections.