Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday gave clear orders to Chief Secy Anita Singh and DGP to not issue any orders without his prior signatures. The orders came soon after he removed four ministers, including his uncle Shivpal Yadav from his cabinet.
Reacting over the tough decisions made by his son, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said, Akhilesh should stay within his boundaries, "I am still alive. If I can make him CM, I can remove him from the post as well," he said.
It is for the first time that Mulayam Singh Yadav invited his daughter-in-laws Aparna Yadav and Dimple Yadav for party meeting at his residence, however, if sources are to be believed Dimple Yadav, Akhilesh's wife did not attend the meeting.
Meanwhile, Mulayam refused to meet Ramgopal and Madan Chauhan at his residence.
In a series of tough decisions, Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday removed four ministers, including his uncle Shivpal Yadav from his cabinet. The decision was taken during his meeting with MLAs and MLCs.
Earlier in the day, Samajwadi Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav wrote a letter to his party workers, warning them against creating resistance for UP CM Akhilesh Yadav. The letter comes hours ahead of Akhilesh's meeting his MLAs and MLCs, where he is likely to announce launch of a separate party.
Coming out in strong support of Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal said, "Any one protesting against Akhilesh will not set foot inside assembly, as victory follows Akhilesh."
He also said that Akhilesh will defeat all those who dare to stand against him.
As it happened (Till 4 pm, Oct 23)
#Ramgopal Yadav has been suspended from all posts and party for six years: Shivpal Yadav
#Shivpal Yadav: Ramgopal yadav has always been colluding against party leadership
#Shivpal Yadav to address media again
#Ramgopal Yadav expelled from Samajwadi Party: Sources
#Time has come for CM Akhilesh Yadav to resign or he must not take policy decisions till he proves majority: KP Maurya,UP BJP Chief
#Not worried about being sacked, will go polls under Netaji's (Mulayam) leadership (Read full story here)
#Some people are colluding with BJP to allude CBI: says ShivpalYadav after being sacked as UP cabinet minister
# Ruckus at ShivpalYadav PC in Lucknow, says CM made direct allegations
#CM Akhilesh made direct allegations, says SP leader Shivpal Yadav after being sacked from UP cabinet
#'I gave you CM post, I can take it away', Mulayam gives stern warning to son Akhilesh (Read full story here)
#It is a CM's right to chose his cabinet: Azam Khan on Akhilesh's latest decision to sack six ministers from cabinet
#Meeting at Mulayam Singh Yadav residence ends, leaders avoid media
#Akhilesh you have been exposed long ago, now these tricks will not work, BJP slams SP family feud fiasco
Akhilesh ji aap bohot pehle hi expose ho chuke hain, ye natak ab nahi chalega: Srikant Sharma,BJP pic.twitter.com/NvwHhzL2Un— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 23, 2016
#Mulayam Singh is and will always be my leader, Akhilesh Yadav says will stay in party
#Akhilesh Yadav says will not break the party, will go for rath yatra, but will also attend silver jubilee celebration
#Action against those who are acting against party and netaji (Mulayam)
#Will gift Agra-Lucknow express way before netaji's birthday, says CM Akhilesh
#I am heir to Samjwadi Party and I will make all important decision: Akhilesh Yadav (Read his profile)
#Suspended ministers include: Shivpal Yadav, Shadab Fatima, Gayatri Parajapti, Madan Chauhan, Omprakash Singh and Narad Rai (Read full story)
#Akhilesh vs Amar Singh: Only one of us can be in SP, chose your side, UP CM tells his cabinet
#"CM said in the meeting that whoever is close to Amar Singh cannot be in my cabinet," Raju Yadav, Mainpuri MLA (What is their feud?)
#UP CM Akhilesh Yadav decides to suspends Shivpal Yadav from cabinet
#UP CM Akhilesh Yadav's meeting with SP legislators begins, Pandit Singh and Raja Bhaiya also present in the meeting
#Rewati Raman Singh, Naresh Agarwal and Mata Prasad Pandey reach Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence in UP
#Over a dozen SP govt cabinet ministers have reached CM residence, including Aruna Kumari Kori, Pandit Singh, Vijay Bahadur
#UP CM Akhilesh Yadav reaches 5 Kalidas Marg for meeting with MLAs, MLCs; Mobile phones not allowed
#Keeping an eye on political turmoil in the state, won't comment at this stage: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on SP family feud
#Mumbai: Samajwadi Party general Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav evades media when questioned about his letter to party workers
#Old guards to meet Mulayam Singh Yadav again at 10:30am in their last effort to salvage situation
#Shivpal Yadav not to attend Akhilesh's meeting, will meet party leadership in SP headqaurters at same time
#It's a war between the family; People are fed up with SP family feud, says Rita Bahuguna Joshi (BJP)
#SP general Secy Ram Gopal Yadav in letter to party workers: Rath Yatra is thorn in the sides of protesters, need to sharpen the pain
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to launch a separate party on Sunday. According to sources, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh will make the announcement before the party meet on October 24.
The UP CM has called for a meeting of MLAs and MLCs at his residence at around 10am. If 50 per cent of people agree to the proposal Akhilesh will launch a separate party, sources said.
Akhilesh Yadav has been in a long tussle with his uncle Shivpal Yadav over party leadership ahead of next assembly elections due in 2017. Mulayam Singh Yadav has so far been unable to resolve the issue despite repeated mitigations.
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The matter further escalated on Saturday when Akhilesh's close aide Udayveer Singh was suspended from the party for writing a letter to Mulayam, asking him to step aside and make Akhilesh the party chief.