In a dramatic turn of events, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday revoked the expulsion of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav, a day after they were ousted from the party for six years over anti-party activities.
The latest decision was taken soon after meetings to broker peace between SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav were held at the senior Yadav's 5 Vikramaditya Marg residence.
"As per the directions of Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav), the expulsion of Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav has been revoked with immediate effect," Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav tweeted.
He also said the party stood united to fight the upcoming assembly polls and defeat communal forces in the state.
With less than two months to go for UP polls, the ruling Samajwadi party family feud reached its peak on Friday, with SP Chief Mulayam Singh expelling his son CM Akhilesh Yadav from the party.
тАЬFor us, priority is to save the party,тАЭ Mulayam Singh Yadav said.
Addressing the media on Friday, the politician also announced his decision to expel his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav, who is known to be close to Akhilesh, while Mulayam Singh has teamed up with brother Shivpal Yadav.
тАЬRam Gopal Yadav is ruining Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh's future. Ram Gopal Yadav made the party very weak,тАЭ said Mulayam.
FridayтАЩs shocker came after Akhilesh released a parallel list of 235 candidates after Mulayam had released his list.
The Yadav family feud has been brewing for some time now with two camps within the party struggling to establish itself as the main power centre.
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