Mulayam Singh Yadav expels Ram Gopal Yadav for organizing a national convention to declare UP CM Akhilesh Yadav as the Samajwadi Party chief

North Gazette News/New Delhi

On an ongoing feud between UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father as well as the party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav where Mulayam Yadav expelled his son and cousin Ram Gopal from the Samajwadi Party on the grounds of

 

Since Akhilesh Yadav become Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the Yadav family has been divided into two feuding groups. One of the groups is led by Akhilesh Yadav with the support of his father’s cousin, Ram Gopal Yadav. The rival group is led by Mulayam Singh and supported by his brother Shivpal Yadav and a friend, Amar Singh. Akhilesh Yadav has fired his uncle twice from his cabinet as it was seen by many as a direct challenge to his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has steadily supported his younger brother Shivpal over him.[19] On 30th December, Mulayam Yadav expelled his son Akhilesh and his cousin Ram Gopal from the party for six years on the grounds of indiscipline, only to revoke 24 hours later.He was named the chief patron of the party following the national convention of the party on 1st January, 2017.He termed the national convention as illegal and expelled his cousin Mr.Ram Gopal Yadav, who had convened the national executive convention. c[20]