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Amar Singh vs Akhilesh Yadav: Feud comes out in open

In A Bold Move Against His Father And Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Wishes, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav On Sunday Purged His Cabinet Of Amar Singh’s Supporters. The Young Leader Even Went On To Say That It Will Be Either Him Or Amar Singh In The Party.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 23 Oct 2016, 03:46:59 PM
Amar Singh vs Akhilesh Yadav: Feud comes out in open

New Delhi:

In a bold move against his father and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s wishes, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday purged his cabinet of Amar Singh’s supporters. The young leader even went on to say that it will be either him or Amar Singh in the party. 

The ongoing feud between the two SP leaders became apparent after Akhilesh called him an outsider and blamed him for the internal rift in Samjwadi Party recently.

Amar Singh, a party veteran, was re-inducted in the SP fold after a gap of six years in May, 2016.  

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Singh, who has always been a close aide of Mulayam Singh and like an uncle to young Akhilesh, was not prepared for his powerful presence in the party. Soon after his induction in Rajya Sabha, Amar Singh threw a party for newly appointed RS MP Subash Chandra. 

The party was attended by Mulayam Singh, Shivpal Yadav and his close aide Deepak Singhal. Although invited, Akhilesh gave a miss to the event. 

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A comment made by Singhal in this party started the rift. Soon after, it is alleged, Amar Singh influenced Mulayam to replace Akhilesh with Shivpal as state party chief ahead of assembly elections in 2017. This created a further rift within the party. 

Akhilesh Yadav has been vocal about his dislike of Singh on various platforms, even as senior party leadership has always denied this dissent. 

After Sunday’s events, the matters has come to clear public light. Where this battle would not lead, remains to be seen.  

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First Published : 23 Oct 2016, 03:43:00 PM