SP’s Mahabharat without bows and arrows begins ahead of UP election

Akhilesh had brought in his own list of 235 candidates against the list of candidates announced by Mulayam Singh

SP’s Mahabharat without bows and arrows begins ahead of UP election

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday expelled his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, and Party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav for six years from the party.

The new decision follows the show cause notices issued by Mulayam to Akhilesh for releasing a parallel list of candidates for the state elections, and Ramgopal for speaking against the party line in the media.




Accusing Ram Gopal of indiscipline, Mulayam said no one has the right to call for a nat'l executive meet other than party chief and by doing this he has hurt the party's interest.

“CM Akhilesh Yadav doesn't understand, Ram Gopal is trying to weaken him,” he added.



Meanwhile, sources said Akhilesh is in touch with Congress as he is not willing to make any compromise with Mulayam. Congress, which has 28 seats in UP assembly, would be helping hand for Akhilesh during floor test if needed, sources added. Reports also said more than 100 Sp MLAs have reached Akilesh's house, confirming thier loyalty to the CM.

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Earlier today, Akhilesh had brought in his own list of 235 candidates against the list of candidates announced by Mulayam Singh. Mulayam on Thursday announced candidates for 325 of the 403 UP Assembly seats, including 176 sitting MLAs in the list.


Ruling out the possibility of an alliance with the Congress in the upcoming state assembly election, Mulayam Singh announced the candidates’ names without the name of Akhilesh, or himself in the first list.

However, the CM’s the list came late at night after Akhilesh was denied the promise of any relief by father Mulayam as a sign of rebellious intent as his six hours long talks with father and uncle Shivpal Yadav failed to secure accommodation of his discarded loyalists and his preferences for other seats.

It also further deepened with Uncle Shivpal releasing the second list of 78 candidates, a potentially precipitate step which could further snuff out the options for Akhilesh within the SP tent.

Earlier, Mulayam has given seat to Sigbatullah Ansari, who is the brother of notorious criminal, Mukhtar Ansari, and Atiq Ahmed, a gangster accused of at least 40 criminal cases including of murder and attempt to murder, further alienating himself from Akhilesh, who was vocal against giving tickets to candidates with a shady past.