1. Samajwadi Party crisis: From Akhilesh Yadav calling Amar Singh ‘dalal’ to sacked Ram Gopal Yadav not being ‘sad’, top quotes to read

Samajwadi Party crisis: From Akhilesh Yadav calling Amar Singh ‘dalal’ to sacked Ram Gopal Yadav not being ‘sad’, top quotes to read

On an entire day this Sunday, the confrontation within the Samajwadi Party made most of the news.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 12:33 PM
Supporters of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav burn the effigy of Amar Singh in Sambhal. Supporters of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav burn the effigy of Amar Singh in Sambhal.

On an entire day this Sunday, the confrontation within the Samajwadi Party made most of the news. The day began with a meeting of party legislatures with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. During the meeting, Shivpal Yadav, the uncle of Akhilesh was not invited. The meeting Akhilesh removing Shivpal from the cabinet. What followed was the biggest surprise of the day, with Mulayam and Shivpal’s cousin Ram Gopal

During the meeting, Shivpal Yadav, the uncle of Akhilesh was not invited. The meeting Akhilesh removing Shivpal from the cabinet. What followed was the biggest surprise of the day, with Mulayam and Shivpal’s cousin Ram Gopal Yadav suspended from the party for six years. Read what all happened in the entire day:

*Gayatri Prajapati, a Shivpal loyalist, changed track. Reaches CM residence for the meeting. Prajapati is the same man who was earlier removed from the council of ministers before being taken back by Akhilesh Yadav.

*Reports say during the meeting Akhilesh was very upset with Amar Singh and even called him ‘dalal’, although the former maintained that all is well in the party.

*After meeting, an announcement is made that Shivpal Yadav and his three close confidantes Om Prakash Singh, Narad Rai and Shadab Fatima have been removed from the council of ministers.

*Akhilesh also sacks Jaya Prada as chief of Film Promotion board.

*CM said that whoever is close to Amar Singh cannot be in the cabinet, Mainpuri MLA Raju Yadav says after the meeting.

*Shivpal Yadav organises a press conference. He announces the suspension of Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years. Shivpal also accuses Ram Gopal of joining hands with BJP.

*Ram Gopal Yadav says he is not ‘sad’ on the issue. He adds that Mulayam Singh Yadav is his guru, but is currently “surrounded by evil powers”.

*SP Women’s Wing member Manju Pathak says that the group won’t be celebrating Diwali as their entire family has been dispersed

*Naresh Agarwal says that he doesn’t believe in accusations made on Ram Gopal.

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