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Akhilesh Yadav is no longer president of UP Samajwadi Party

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 September 2016, 20:15 IST

On 13 September, Shivpal Yadav was appointed as the new president of the Samajwadi Party, replacing UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as party head.

This comes within hours of Akhilesh Yadav having replaced Deepak Singhal, a close aide of Shivpal Yadav, with Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar as Uttar Pradesh's new Chief Secretary.

Also Read: CM Akhilesh Yadav strips off Samajwadi Party president Shivpal Yadav from key ministries

On 12 September, Akhilesh Yadav dismissed two other ministers - Mining Minister Gayatri Prajapati and Panchayati Raj Minister Raj Kishor Singh - from the cabinet, reportedly over charges of corruption.

Also read - CM Akhilesh Yadav sacks two ministers from UP cabinet

Further details are awaited.

First published: 13 September 2016, 20:15 IST
 
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