No rift between Shivpal and Akhilesh: Mulayam Singh Yadav
New Delhi : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav finally broke his silence on the rift between Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav and rubbished all allegations of a fued between UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav.
Addressing the party supporters, SP Chief said, "There is no rift between the two, and whatever misunderstanding is, would be resolved."
The SP supremo further added, "Akhilesh Yadav will go meet Shivpal Yadav at his residence soon."
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Defending the power tussle in the party, Singh said, "Every father and son duo faces issues but there is no rift between us. But there is fault of our people as well, who spoke to media," said Mulayam Singh Yadav referring to Ram Gopal Yadav, who had called the sacking of Akhilesh Yadav from the SP chief position wrong.
He further added, "There is no fight between Ramgopal Yadav, Akhilesh and Defending the power tussle in the party, Singh said, "Every father and son duo faces issues but there is no rift between us. But there is fault of our people as well, who spoke to media," said Mulayam Singh Yadav referring to Ram Gopal Yadav, who had called the sacking of Akhilesh Yadav from the SP chief position wrong.
Singh further calrified, "There is no fight between Ramgopal Yadav, Akhilesh and Shivpal."Shivpal."
"Samajwadi Party is a family, there are no differences in the party. It is elections time, we should all come together and work," advised the senior leader.
In may be recalled here that in the morning Mulayam Singh refused to accept Shivpal Yadav's resignation from the post of SP's Uttar Pradesh chief and Akhilesh Yadav also played down differences with Shivpal.
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It may be mentioned here after a day of wars of words that was witnessed between Shivpal and Ram Gopal Yadav where Amar Singh turned out to be the center for the civil war in Yadav clan, Shivpal had sent his resignations to SP supremo Mulayam Singh and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav late night on Thursday. However, Akhilesh refused to accept his resignation indicating that he was willing to let the power tussle.
# Shivpal said that he will stand by Mulayam’s decisions; “We are with Netaji. I only want to make the party stronger. Whatever Netaji decides will be accepted by all.”
# Shivpal could likely get all his ministerial portfolios back and remain the state unit head.
#Shivpal's wife Sarla also resigned from the post of District Cooperative Bank Chairperson, Etawah, and son Aditya stepped down from the post of Chairman of Pradeshik Cooperative Federation.
# Earlier Mulayam Singh met Shivpal and Akhilesh separately to douse the flame between the two leaders. Shivpal later met Akhilesh on Mulayam request.
# Earlier on Thursday Ram Gopal Yadav had blamed 'outsider' Amar Singh for the crisis in the Yadav family.
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# He had said differences had arisen due to some misunderstanding and accused Amar Singh of conspiring against Akhilesh and working against the Samajwadi Party.
# It may be mentioned here that Amar Singh, was expelled from the party in 2010, rejoined the Samajwadi Party.
#Defending Amar Singh, Shivpal, on the other hand said party is strengthened by taking everyone along.