UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has refused to accept the resignation of his uncle Shivpal Yadav.
The drama happened on an evening that saw party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav get into firefighting mode in a bid to sort out the feud between his brother and his son.
Shivpal had resigned earlier this evening after meeting with SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh.
Newly-appointed Samajwadi Party state chief Shivpal Yadav on Thursday evening resigned from all the party posts and ministerial berths held by him in the Uttar Pradesh government.
The announcement came within minutes after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at his Lucknow residence.
Earlier today, Shivpal met Akhilesh in Lucknow, but the meeting lasted for only 15 minutes.
Mulayam tried to broker a peace deal between his warring brother and son.
His efforts, however, have failed to diffuse the tension as Shivpal handed his resignation from all party and government posts to Akhilesh.