The ongoing feud among the Samajwadi Party stakeholders escalated on Monday after chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav came all guns blazing against each other during a meeting convened by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Both leaders engaged in a war of words in Mulayam's presence following which the party supremo openly expressed his displeasure over the rift between the factions.
Here is a timeline of what happened at the meeting:
12.32: Shivpal, Akhilesh clash during the meet. Akhilesh leaves the party office
12.27: Shivpal will run the party while Akhilesh will run the government, says Mulayam
12.20: Mulayam Singh asks Akhilesh to greet his uncle Shivpal
12pm: Won't listen a word against Shivpal and Amar Singh, says Mulayam
11.34am: Mulayam says the party has reached such heights due to the hard work put up by workers and leaders
11.15am: Netaji should take command and control of the party, says Shivpal
11.12pm: These people should be thrown out of the party, says Shivpal
11.12am: The government will be formed but not because of you. We will work for the farmers and Mulayam Singh Yadav, says Shivpal
11.11am: You are not the worth the dust of Amar Singh's feet, says Shivpal
11.08am: There are a bunch of people who aren't aware of the ground realities, Shivpal says
11am: Shivpal says he never defied CM's orders, he has ample contribution in the governance
10.35am: Akhilesh Yadav addresses meeting, vows to take action against 'conspirators'