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Samajwadi Party Feud: Akhilesh Briefs Governor on Political Crisis

File photo of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

File photo of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday met Governor Ram Naik amid the bitter political feuding in the state's ruling Samajwadi Party.

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday met Governor Ram Naik and briefed him on the prevailing political situation in the state.

Amid speculation, Akhilesh paid a sudden visit to the Raj Bhawan when he was in the middle of a meeting with party legislators and leaders to finalise 'rath yatra' scheduled from November 3.

Raj Bhawan sources said Akhilesh briefed the Governor on the prevailing political situation in the state.

SP sources said the visit might have been in connection with the four vacancies in the ministry after Akhilesh sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav, Om Prakash Singh, Narad Rai and Sayeda Shadaab Fatima in a sudden move on Sunday, plunging the party into a deeper chaos.

Earlier in the day, Shivpal, who is also the state SP chief, expelled Tejnarain Pandey alias Pawan Pandey and wrote to the chief minister requesting that he be sacked from the ministry. Pandey is a junior minister in the Akhilesh government.

The feud in the Samajwadi Party showed no signs of ending though Shivpal maintained even today that there was no dispute in the Samajwadi Party and the Mulayam Singh Yadav family.

first published:October 26, 2016, 14:26 IST