UP CM Akhilesh Yadav sacks uncle Shivpal Yadav as Samajwadi Party feud rears head again

Speed News Desk | First published: 23 October 2016, 12:32 IST

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav from Uttar Pradesh Cabinet for the second time on 23 October, further fueling the ongoing family feud.

Reportedly, three other ministers, Narad Rai, Saiyyada Shadab Fatima and O.P. Singh have also been removed.

According to the ABP news, Akhilesh Yadav said that he is the only heir of Netaji.

"I'm the only heritor of Netaji and now it is up to him to decide what to do next", the channel quoted the chief minister as saying.

The decision to remove the four ministers was reportedly taken in the meeting summoned by Akhilesh on Sunday at his residence. Mainpuri MLA Raju Yadav told reportes that Akhilesh Yadav said in the meeting 'anyone close to Amar Singh cannot be in my cabinet'.

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Barabanki MLC Rajesh Yadav, who attended today's meeting, lashed out at party leader Amar Singh for attempting to create friction in the Samajwadi Party.