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Expelled SP MLC blames BJP for conspiring to manipulate UP poll results

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

After he was expelled from the Samajwadi Party (SP) for six years, Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (MLC) Udayveer Singh today said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are divulging wrong information to SP national president Mulayam Singh Yadav to manipulate the upcoming poll result that would see CM Akhilesh Yadav coming to power again.

"I kept my viewpoint on the existing political situation before the party leadership. The way BJP people are, as part of a conspiracy, trying to give wrong information to Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) with an aim to manipulate the upcoming poll result, which will be coming in the favour of Akhileshji; I kept my viewpoint on that, but wrong information was divulged in juxtapose to what information I had, and that is why the decision (to expel him) was taken," said Udayveer, a confidante of Akhilesh.

The expulsion came after senior Samajwadi Party leaders' meeting with Mulayam Singh, who was upset with his son Akhilesh for his patronage to Udayveer, who shot off a letter alleging that "the Chief Minister was being targeted by his stepmother and black magic was used against him".

However, when asked that the letter written by him was responsible for his expulsion, Udayveer said, "If there is a talk about a letter, then, it would be the same letter (which he has sent)."

Asked about his next move, Singh said, "I am a politician, who is associated with the Samajwadi Party and the Samajwadi ideology. My faith and trust in Netaji and Akhileshji is as it is as it was earlier, and hence, I will keep on doing political work as was doing earlier."

Answering a question whether he would appeal before Netaji, Udayveer said, "It is my right to make an appeal to Netaji against the decision, which I will pursue."

Singh reportedly also attacked state Samajwadi Party chief and Mulayam Singh's brother Shivpal Yadav for "being the political front of the Chief Minister's stepmother".

Supporting his expulsion, Samajwadi Party leader Gaurav Bhatia said the party is known for discipline, so nobody would be allowed to continue being indiscipline.

"The letter written by MLC who has been expelled from the party was completely inappropriate and he had crossed the 'laxman rekha'. Writing that national president Mulayam Singh Yadav should make way for someone else was not appropriate because that hurt the sentiments of every party leader and worker," said Bhatia.

Bhatia sought to know as to when there is cohesiveness, understanding and mutual respect between party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, why should any leader of the party make such a comment.

The crisis in the party escalated yesterday when Akhilesh skipped a crucial party meeting convened by his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.

Akhilesh, however, met the members separately at his residence after their meeting ended with Shivpal.

Meanwhile, party senior leaders are likely to meet Akhilesh later in the day.


First published: 22 October 2016, 7:11 IST