SP clash: Mulayam, Shivpal reach Delhi after calling off convention on January 5

In the event yesterday, after crowning Akhilesh as party head, they also called for Shivpal and parliamentarian Amar Singh�s removal. Mulayam was tagged as "Chief Mentor."

SP clash: Mulayam, Shivpal reach Delhi after calling off convention on January 5

Amidst the political coup that Samajwadi Party has become in past few days, it added another feud by reaching Delhi for the fight over party's symbol.

In a series of tweets on Monday morning, Shivpal Yadav said that the meeting was suspended and asked workers to concentrate on winning the state polls barely three months away.





This comes a day after Mulayam called the meeting on Sunday, hours after his son and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was elected party chief at an “extraordinary national convention”, replacing the 77-year-old.

This was termed as a "virtual coup" by Akhilesh whileMulayam deemed this illegal.

It is to be noted that Akhilesh and Shivpal are locked in a bruising fight for party control that has spanned months and seen a string of tit-for-tat sackings and conflicting poll candidates list, plunging the SP in disarray.
In the event yesterday, after crowning Akhilesh as party head, they also called for Shivpal and parliamentarian Amar Singh’s removal. Mulayam was tagged as "Chief Mentor."


Furthermore, Shivpal termed this convention unauthorized as he tweeted that Ram Gopal Yadav is still expelled from the team and cannot call such convention.

Mulayam removed three of its top leaders – vice-president Kiranmoy Nanada, national general secretary Ramgopal Yadav and MP Naresh Agarwal – for attending Sunday’s convention and siding with Akhilesh.

But the shelving of the national convention might mean a cooling down of hostilities, especially after an overwhelming majority of party legislators and workers were seen to be backing Akhilesh. However, Akhilesh considers this a tough decision to protect the loved ones.