NewsPatrolling – In what is being described as a major development for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections in 2017, Samajwadi Party (SP) founder and national President Mulayam Singh Yadav has expelled UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav for a period of six years.
This is the culmination of a major feud that has been going on in the Samajwadi Party since they formed the government in UP. The official reason for their ouster has been stated to be indiscipline and attempts to break the party. There has been a major power struggle going on in the SP with Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav on one side and Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav on the other side.
UP CM had suggested that they should tie up with Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) would give them over 300 seats in the UP assembly. Mulayam Singh Yadav trashed the idea the very next day and announced a list of candidates which more or less finished the possibility of an alliance. The UP CM had then released a list of his own candidates and this is said to have forced Mulayam Singh Yadav’s hand.
The next big question is whether the UP CM will form a new political party. another question is who will be the CM and whether the state will be under Governor’s rule.
The CM is expected to make a statement soon.