Samajwadi Party infighting was on Sunday intensified as party-patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled party vice-president Kiranmoy Nanda and senior leader Naresh Aggarwal from the party. Kiranmoy Nanda is the vice-president senior party leader while Naresh Aggarwal is national spokesperson for the party.
Aggarwal in a conversation with Times Now termed his sacking as illegal. He added that Mulayam has no right to take such a decision as he is no more the party president. “Akhilesh Yadav is the new party president, only he can take such a decision, all of us have accepted his leadership,” he said.
Not allowed to enter SP office: Shivpal Yadav pic.twitter.com/aV5Jog7gys
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Here is a video from Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow tweeted by Times Now
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Meanwhile, a clash between the leaders of Akhilesh Yadav camp and Mulayam Singh Yadav camp has been reported outside party office in Lucknow.
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Ram Gopal Yadav Declares Akhilesh Yadav National President Of SP In National Executive Meet
Senior party leader Shivpal Yadav has alleged that he was stopped from entering party office by Akhilesh Yadav supporters.
Earlier in the day, party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav declared that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as Samjawadi Party’s national president, a post held by Mulayam Singh Yadav since inception of the party. Ramgopal claimed that Akhilesh has been elected national president with due process and that his election his completely legal. Following the move, Mulayam Singh called unconstitutional, and decisions taken in it as illegal. Mulayam called for an emergency meet on January 5 in Lucknow.