The feud in UP’s ruling Samajwadi Party on Tuesday continued as the meetings between different factions of the party began from early morning.
On Monday, the high voltage drama in SP came out into the open as party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav sided with his younger brother Shivpal and friend Amar Singh, and reprimanded son Akhilesh Yadav but ruled out his removal as Chief Minister.
As it happened till 2:00 pm on Day 3 (Oct 25):
#Meeting inputs from sources: Mulayam Singh persuaded Akhilesh to reinduct all ousted ministers in cabinet
#Meeting inputs from sources: Mulayam asked Akhilesh to learn from Shivpal about how to respect the elders
#Meeting inputs from sources: Akhilesh given a lesson on working in harmony
#Meeting inputs from sources: Now enjoy silver jubliee celebrations, then we will start preparing for elections
#Mulayam Singh will brief media at 2.30 pm at Party office
#Meeting Mulayam Singh's residence ends; Narad Rai, Ambika Chaudhary, Om Prakash Singh come out with Shivpal Yadav
#Key meeting going on between Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav
#BJP members are conspirating against SP, and misleading people: G Prajapati on reason behind SP rift
#This is a result of their (SP's) internal rift which is why law and order situation is deteriorating in state: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra
#Netaji is our God: Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on Mulayam Singh Yadav
#Samajwadi party ek hai aur party mein koi vivadh nahi hai, sab mil julke kaam kar rahe hain: Deepak Mishra, SP Spokesperson
Uttar Pradesh: Shivpal Singh Yadav with supporters outside SP party office in Lucknow, Supporters raise slogans in support of Shivpal Yadav pic.twitter.com/a1ZhVblCah— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 25, 2016
#Amar Singh evaded media on SP feud question
#Ram Gopal Yadav claims Mulayam Singh Yadav is jealous of Akhilesh (Read full story here)
Amid speculation about a possible split ahead of the assembly polls, the bitter power struggle in SP’s first family played out on stage at a meeting called by its supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of party legislators, MPs and other leaders where Akhilesh, blowing hot and cold, first offered to step down in a choked voice but later accused Amar Singh and those close to him of hatching a “conspiracy” against him and his father.