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Akhilesh Yadav's loyalist Udayveer Singh removed from Samajwadi Party for 6 years

The Samajwadi Party Expelled MLC Udayveer Singh After He Reportedly Wrote A Letter To Mulayam Singh Yadav Asking Him To Step Down And Let Akhilesh Yadav Take His Place.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 22 Oct 2016, 05:00:34 PM
A file photo of Uttar Pradeh's chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. (Pic: Getty Images)


In yet another development that could escalate tensions in the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, MLC Udayveer Singh, a close aide of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, was expelled from the party for six years. 

Singh's expulsion came days after he reportedly sent a letter to party's national president Mulayam Singh Yadav asking him to step down and let Akhilesh take his place.

Read: Will have to start my election campaign on my own, without waiting for anyone: Akhilesh

In the letter, Singh also accused Mulayam's second wife Sadhna of harbouring ill feeling towards her stepson Akhilesh adding that Shivpal Singh Yadav, the state party chief and a brother of Mulayam Singh, was jealous of the chief minister's popularity.

Read: Politics within the Party: Mulayam and the political chess board in Uttar Pradesh ahead of assembly polls

The decision to expell Udayveer could be the result of him openly taking sides with Akhilesh at a time when the party is struggling to keep all the stakeholders united ahead of the upcoming assembly elections.

(With inputs from agencies)

Read: Samajwadi Party feud continues: Akhilesh Yadav to embark on 'Rath Yatra' from Nov 3, might skip party's silver jubilee

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First Published : 22 Oct 2016, 04:21:00 PM