Drama behind expulsion of Akhilesh
Family politics has brought the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on the verge of a split. Just a few months ago there was lot of confusion and chaos but later the drama ended peacefully. It is speculated that Election Commission is going to announce the election dates in UP with in a week but before this a major mishap has taken place. Samajwadi Pary supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and cousin Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years. The drama for this unfolded bitter feud began in August, 2016. Shivpal Yadav brother of Mulayam threatens to resign for being sidelined. Later in September his close aid Deepak Singhal was removed from Chief secretary post by Akhilesh. Mulayam appointed Shivpal as UP state president replacing his son Akhilesh. This made the CM very angry so he removed his uncle from important portfolios. All this drama ended in October when Mulayam called a press conference where he reinstates Shivpal and the other expelled leaders and proclaims that Akhilesh will remain CM. In December, Mulayam along with his brother Shivpal announced the list of 325 candidates of the 403 assembly seats. This was done when Akhilesh was away on a trip. Akhilesh released a parallel list of 235 candidates for the assembly elections. This is the reason which made the SP supremo to issue a show cause notice against Akhilesh for act of rebellion. He told the media that Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav were expelled from the party for six years for indiscipline and anti-party activities. He also stated that a new chief minister would be chosen by the party.