A day after Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled his son Akhilesh Yadav and brother Ramgopal Yadav from the Samajwadi Party, their expulsion was revoked on Saturday after a series of meetings. The expulsion was revoked within 24 hours of the decision taken by party supremo Mulayam on Friday. As a peace formula, Akhilesh met Mulayam on Saturday and pitched for making him the state party president in place of Shivpal.
Mulayam had called a meeting of all 393 candidates that the party has officially declared for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections on Saturday.
CM Akhilesh had also announced a parallel list which included a majority of these candidates, which irked the party supremo.
Akhilesh had also convened a meeting of MLAs as a showdown against Mulayam in order to establish that a majority of SP MLAS are with him.
There were reports that AKhilesh may also come up with a brand new party, Rashtriya Samajwadi Party, which can have motorcycle as its symbol.
Here are the updates:
#Samajwadi Party's state chief Shivpal Singh Yadav reaches Azam Khan's residence to discuss about party's next move
#Akhilesy Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav had cordial talks: Azam
#CM knows Mulayam can convince anybody: Azam Khan
# People were worried due to the decision on expulsion: Azam Khan
# The political crisis has been averted: Azam Khan
#Really happy, I was hopeful; SP will form its govt in UP and if there's an alliance with Congress, then it'll be even better: Lalu Yadav
#Sab log mil kar ke chunaav mein jaayege: Shivpal Yadav
#Ram Gopal cancelled his national executive prog and Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav will sit together to make a list: Shivpal Yadav
# Samajwadi Party revokes expulsion of CM Akhilesh Yadav from party
#Worried about the crisis in UP, spoke to Mulayam, says Lalu Yadav
#Lucknow: Meeting at Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence ends; Shivpal Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav leave.
#Mulayam akhilesh meet ends
#Shivpal may lose SP state presidentship, say sources
#Akhilesh and Ram Gopal’s expulsion letters removed from SP’s website, say sources
#Mulayam too turns emotional, tells Akhilesh, "I was never against you. Had I been against you, I wouldn't have made you CM."
#Akhilesh meets Mulayam, pitches for party presidentship in place of uncle Shivpal
#Lucknow: Shivpal Singh Yadav also reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence
#CM Akhilesh Yadav left his MLA meeting midway to meet Mulayam Singh Yadav. Both Shivpal and Ramgopal Yadav not present
Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav supporters clash with Mulayam/Shivpal Yadav supporters outside party office pic.twitter.com/1DkFkUbhPf— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 31, 2016
Hum 'havan' kar rahe hain taaki Netaji aur Shivpal ji ko sadbuddhi mile: Akhilesh Yadav supporter pic.twitter.com/e06UsTAPI8— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 31, 2016
# Akhilesh reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence
#Akhilesh Yadav has reached Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence with Azam Khan and Abu Azmi
#Akhilesh Yadav said in meet with MLAs that he respects Mulayam Singh Yadav and that party is Mulayam's and his hard work can't be overlooked
#Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav supporters clash with Mulayam/Shivpal Yadav supporters outside party office
#220 MLAs and MLCs at Akhilesh Yadav's residence
#Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks to Mulayam Singh Yadav, asks him to stay united to fight communal forces
#Akhilesh says will win Uttar Pradesh and gift it to my father
#Akhilesh gets emotional during meeting with MLAs, says I have not separated from my father
#Azam Khan has reached Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence: ANI
#MLAs and ministers are not allowed to carry mobile phones in the meeting: Sources
#If I am the reason then I am ready to back out, says Ateeq Ahmed
#When Netaji declared Akhilesh as CM in 2012, both of them would not have thought that a day like this will come: Madhukar Jetley
#Netaji said yesterday that if CM confesses his mistake, then he will close this chapter: Madhukar Jetley, SP
#Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav supporters raise slogans in his support outside CM residence
Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav reaches his residence at 5 Kalidas Marg, will hold a meeting with SP MLAs pic.twitter.com/BNzYeq5kbx— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 31, 2016
Aaj Uttar Pradesh ka chehra sirf aur sirf Akhilesh Yadav ji hain, vo vikaspurush hain: Gomti Yadav,SP MLA pic.twitter.com/Zv6DN14Vmo— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 31, 2016
#Mata Prasad Pandey, Pandit Singh, Durga Prasad Yadav, Ahmed Hassan, Ravidas Malhotra and other leaders reach 5 Kalidas
#140 MLAs turn up so far for meeting at Akhilesh Yadav's residence
Poora pradesh Akhilesh ji ke saath hai, naujawan,buzurg,mahilayen sab unka samarthan kar rahe hain:Pawan Pandey,SP MLA pic.twitter.com/NK2u8XkWg3— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 31, 2016
#Security heightened outside SP office in Lucknow
#Meeting of MLAs at Akhilesh Yadav's residence begins
#WB CM Mamata Banerjee spoke to Akhilesh Yadav, wished him well and asked him to stay strong: Sources
#Akhilesh will emerge as an established leader: Satyapal Singh, BJP MP
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#When my CM is suspended then its my responsibility to resign as spokesperson too.Not against Netaji but we stand with our CM:Juhi Singh, SP
#I fully support Mulayam Singh Yadav. Disrespecting Mulayam is like violating party discipline: Amar Singh
#Mulayam Singh has called SP's Parliamentary board meet today