'One single outsider' is responsible for Samajwadi Party feud: Azam Khan

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New Delhi : After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle and senior minister Shivpal Yadav and three other ministers from his Cabinet, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan blamed ‘one single outsider’ for the whole feud in the Samajwadi Pariwar.


"All this is happening due to one single outsider who has penetrated into the ruling party's family and I have been apprising my colleagues about his negative plans the party. If the leaders have taken it in consideration and taken a serious and severe action against him, the damage could have been averted," said the minister.

However, the Samajwadi Party national general secretary termed the stern action taken by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister late but expected.

It may be mentioned here that on Sunday Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked Shivpal, his uncle and party's state unit chief, along with three other pro-Amar Singh ministers from his Cabinet.

While Mulayam Singh, in a tit-for-tat, expelled Ramgopal, close aide to Akhilesh Yadav and SP's national general secretary, from the party for six years.

SP chief Mulayam Singh remained silent during the day, and told reporters on Sunday evening that "Whatever I have to say, I will say on Monday."


And it won’t be wrong to say the ahead of the UP assembly polls, ruling Samajwadi Party appeared to be headed for a split.