Akhilesh Yadav may take back uncle Shivpal, others into UP cabinet


Akhilesh with Shivpal Yadav 1In an entirely new turn of events to the Yadav family feud, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to take back expelled ministers, including his uncle and state SP chief Shivpal Yadav and other ministers, into the cabinet.

The new development comes after Mulayam Singh Yadav tried to bring about a truce between the two factions.

Mulayam’s efforts to broker a deal between Akhilesh and Shivpal had hit rank bottom after the duo quarrelled openly on the podium in front of Mulayam and party cadre during the meeting called by Mulayam on October 24.

However, there is no word on MLC Udayveer Singh and general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav who were unceremoniously removed from the party by the SP state president. As per media reports, they can be taken back into the party only after Diwali.

Meanwhile, former general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, who was dismissed for a period of six years, attacked SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for praising Amar Singh. He said he asked Akhilesh to start campaigning as there is no Samajwadi Party without him.

While this was so, national general secretary Amar Singh has criticised Ram Gopal Yadav and called him impotent. He said this after his name was dragged in the family feud of the Yadavs.

Responding, Ram Gopal said, there is no CBI case against me or my family. Taking a jibe on Amar Singh, he said Khota sikka ne asli sikke ko market se bahaar kar diya” (Bad money drove out good money from the market).

While this was so, a BJP win in UP with 150 seats could promote market sentiment. The ground reality has changed and might favour the BJP as the ruling SP has run into huge internal issues, and some media reports indicate that the party may be heading for split.