Published On : Sat, Dec 31st, 2016

Three U turns in UP: Akhilesh and Ram Gopal back in party; will get to decide on candidates too; Amar out???

A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was expelled from the Samajwadi Party by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, he has been taken back.

The decision was announced after the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister met Mulayam Singh this afternoon at the party chief’s residence. The meeting was organised by senior Samajwadi Party leader and cabinet minister Azam Khan.

Akhilesh Yadav’s close aide Ram Gopal Yadav, who was expelled alongside the chief minister yesterday, has been taken back as well.

Sources say, in the meeting with Mulayam Singh, Azam Khan had asked for the revocation of Akhilesh Yadav’s expulsion. Akhilesh Yadav camp also wants Amar Singh out of Samajwadi Party.

This morning, Akhilesh Yadav met many lawmakers and other leaders of the party at his 5 Kalidas Marg residence cum office in Lucknow.The Akhilesh camp claimed that over 190 lawmakers came to meet the chief minister.

While the meeting called by his father Mulayam Singh is supposed to have been a damp squib attended by only 20 MLAs and 60 other candidates.

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who had earlier today spoken to both Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav to facilitate a patch-up, said, “I am very happy to know that the matter is sorted now. It’s my responsibility to give right suggestion as he is my family member.”