In a significant turn of events amid the continuing family feud within the Samajwadi Party (SP), the party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had today expelled his son and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, along with the party’s general secretary Ramgopal Yadav, from the party for six years. Days before the election commission announces the dates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections, citing ‘gross indiscipline’, Mulayam Singh Yadav, stated that the action to expel Akhilesh and Ram Gopal was taken to save the party which he had built through hard efforts. Following the expulsion Ram Gopal Yadav claimed that the party chief’s sudden decision to expel party heads, without waiting for a reply for the show-cause notice, was an unconstitutional move. However, as the feud within the ruling party of the poll bound state continues, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had stated the SP in-fight as a ‘scripted drama’ to divert people’s attention from the ‘all-round failures’ of Akhilesh Yadav’s state government.
And as the internal fight with in the Samajwadi party heats up ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, here is how twitterati reacted at Mullayam Singh Yadav’s strong step to expell his son from the party:
#AkhileshYadav forms new party ????
????Wins many seats on sympathy wave
After election ???? shakes & Hugs
UP fooled again ????????
— susmita chakraborty (@sush091979) December 30, 2016
Mulayam removes #AkhileshYadav who won big in 2012. Rahul lost every elxn, still Sonia going to make him Cong Prez
Maa ka pyaar andha hota h
— Sonam Gupta (@imsujitagrawal) December 30, 2016
Samajwadi Party fans today be like… pic.twitter.com/rYDsWEtOrp
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) December 30, 2016
— Saral (@SaralPatel007) December 30, 2016
Expelling #AkhileshYadav on eve of elections.Interesting.SP retains its old vote Bank.Sympathy votes To AY.after elec AY+SP+Cong.to beat Bjp
— Naina (@NaIna0806) December 30, 2016
All the drama going in in Samajwadi Party is nothing but drama planned by Akhilesh Yadav and MSY. #DeMonetisation delayed it a few weeks.
— ???????? कुलदीप ???????? (@imkuldeep_sigar) December 30, 2016
Bapu sehat ke liye tu to haanikaarak hai – Akhilesh Yadav#AkhileshYadav Samajwadi Party
— Amit Sirohiya (@AmitSirohiya22) December 30, 2016
The star war now going on within Samajwadi Party in Marxist terms is that capitalism is collapsing under weight of its own contradiction.
— Ravindra Bahadur Rai (@rbrai2015_rai) December 30, 2016
Who will win in this alpha male fight within samajwadi party is one question but people of uttar pradesh are left with very tough options.
— Neha Gupta (@ne_hah) December 30, 2016
Earlier in the day, Mulayam Singh Yadav had issued a show-cause notice to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for issuing candidate list separately for the upcoming elections.