Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Azam Khan today denied commenting on the ongoing power struggle between Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Akhilesh Yadav and brother Shivpal Yadav. Talking to reporters in Mathura, Khan, who is famous for making controversial remarks, said this is the fight between big people and he is very small to comment on it. “Ye bade logo ki ladai hai, hum unke saamne bahut chote hai (This is the fight of the big people, I am very small in front of them,” ANI quoted him as saying.
In a bid to stop the ongoing turf war between Akhilesh and Shivpal, Mulayam today approved a “four-point” formula. According to a Times Now report, Singh will also take “action” against Amar Singh for possibly fueling the situation between the family members. According to the report, the four-point formula includes: Akhilesh being given major add-on position in SP so that he has a say in ticket distribution; Gayatri Prajapati to be reinstated but with a different portfolio; Shivpal Yadav to be reinstated as UP Samajwadi Party president and giving back portfolios that were snatched away from Shivpal to him.
PTI reported Akhilesh as saying that he has rejected the resignation of Shivpal and he will comply with his father and party supremo Mulayam Singh’s Yadav direction to reinduct sacked Mining Minister Gayatri Prajapati, adding that “Netaji will find a solution (to the current crisis) and everyone will accept it”.