Akhilesh, Ramgopal back in Samajwadi Party a day after expulsion

A fight broke out between Akhilesh and Shivpal supporters at Samajwadi Patry�s office.

Akhilesh, Ramgopal back in Samajwadi Party a day after expulsion

A day after the expulsion of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav for six years, party chief Mulayam Singh on Saturday took a u-turn, taking both the leaders back into the party after high-level meeting, reports said.

A day after being sacked by father Mulayam Singh Yadav for six years, Akhilesh met his father after meeting many lawmakers and other leaders of the party at his party lawmakers and supporters at his 5 Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow. Akhilesh's camp earlier allegedly claimed support of 200 legislators out of 229.

In the meeting, Akhilesh reportedly told that party belongs to Mulayam.

Akhilesh said that he stands with his father and is only out of the party, not family. He asked MLAs not to misunderstand Mulayam.

Reports claim that Akhilesh has visited Mulayam to submit list of his MLAs.

His uncle Shivpal Yadav had warned the party leaders not to attend the meeting. However, around 194 MLAs are said to be present in the meeting. It has been reported that they have signed support document for Akhilesh.

Mulayam, too, has called for a meeting at 10:30 AM.

Furthermore, reports have said that Azam khan has denied attending any of the meetings, and is attempting the reconciliation between the family.

However, Amar Singh has said, "Son will rule and ‘bechara’ father will go to jungle. This is Kalyug."

On the other side, reports have said that Mamata Banerjee has called up Akhilesh Yadav to support him and wish him the best in his endeavor.

Furthermore, a fight broke out between Akhilesh and Shivpal supporters at Samajwadi Patry’s office.

Senior party leader Ram Gopal Yadav has also been expelled for six years by Mulayam, who accused him of "spoiling the career of the chief minister".

Hundreds of party workers had gathered outside Akhilesh Yadav's Lucknow residence on Friday night, raising slogans in his support. All eyes are now on a party meeting called by Akhilesh Yadav through uncle Ram Gopal on Sunday.

Reportedly, about 80 per cent of the Samajwadi party's 224 lawmakers in the UP assembly support Akhilesh Yadav.

It is to be noted that the party has been on a verge of a split for many months now owing to a bitter battle for control between the 43-year-old Chief Minister and his uncle Shivpal Yadav. Mulayam Singh has consistently sided with his brother often subjecting his son to humiliation with snubs delivered publicly.

It was earlier this week when Mulayam Singh announced a list of candidates for the UP elections that excluded several of Akhilesh Yadav's key aides, including some ministers. It included many candidates recommended by Shivpal Yadav, who replaced Akhilesh as the party's UP chief recently, some of them with criminal records whose nomination the chief minister had fiercely opposed.

Akhilesh Yadav first attempted to convince his father to reconsider his decision and then released a parallel list of 235 candidates on Thursday.

On Friday, Mulayam Singh Yadav issued a show cause notice asking his son why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for releasing that list. Less than an hour later, he sacked him.