The Samajwadi Party on Saturday supported the move of expelling party MLC Udayveer Singh for six years and said that the party has been known for discipline so nobody would be allowed to continue being undisciplined. “The letter written by the MLC who has been expelled from the party was completely inappropriate and he had crossed the ‘laxman rekha’.
Writing that national president Mulayam Singh Yadav should make way for someone else was not appropriate because that hurt the sentiments of every party leader and worker,” Samajwadi Party leader Gaurav Bhatia told ANI. Bhatia asked when there is cohesiveness, understanding and mutual respect between party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav, why should any leader of the party make such a comment?
Also, the kind of allegations that were hurled in the letter was unsubstantiated and not at all appropriate for a party leader or a worker.Akhilesh Yadav himself yesterday issued a statement that all party leaders and supporters also should not make any statement which damages the party. Same is the stand for Mulayam Singh Yadav,” he added. Bhatia further said when senior leaders are working together to ensure that the Samajwadi Party comes back to power with the majority, why should other party leaders not understand this message?
“The Samajwadi Party has been known for discipline. So, nobody would be allowed to continue in the party being indiscipline,” he added. Udayveer Singh’s expulsion from the party came after he accused Mulayam Singh’s second wife of being part of a conspiracy against Akhilesh Yadav. Singh, who is a member of the legislative council, also attacked state Samajwadi Party chief and Mulayam Singh’s brother Shivpal Yadav for being the ‘political front’ of the Chief Minister’s stepmother.
The decision came after Mulayam met senior leaders earlier today to find ways to end the raging infighting which is threatening to take the party to the verge of a split. The crisis in the party escalated yesterday when Akhilesh skipped the crucial party meeting convened by state unit chief and his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav. Akhilesh, however, met the members separately at his residence after their meeting ended with Shivpal.