Lucknow: The seeming feud in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family took a new dimension on Thursday as Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav said the party leadership made a ‘mistake’ by removing Akhilesh Yadav as party’s UP President, and the differences that cropped up were the result of some “misunderstanding.”
According to media reports, Ramgopal, SP national general secretary and Mulayam Singh’s another brother, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who on Tuesday had divested his uncle and Cabinet Minister Shivpal Yadav of key ministerial portfolios, hours after Mulayam replaced him with Shivpal as the party’s state unit chief.
“Differences do take place on some minor point and they can be resolved…. The leadership, though not deliberately, had made a mistake when CM was removed from the post of (state) president (of SP),” Ramgopal was quoted as saying.
“He (CM) should have been asked to resign and he would have tendered it. He could have been told that elections are coming and you continue as CM and the work of state president will be taken care of by him (Shivpal). Some misunderstanding has taken place and there is nothing more to it,” he said.
Asserting that there is s “no crisis” in Samajwadi Party, Ramgopal said, “Many times some decisions are made due to which people feel that there is some problem in the party. There is nothing like that. This happens in all parties in different situations.”
He also scoffed at rumours that Mulayam has called a meet of the party’s parliamentary board.
-India Blooms News Service