The inter-party war between Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav seems like an everyday affair now. Every time you switch to your television, social accounts, twitter or Facebook you will see a whole new controversy going along the party. After the whole melodrama of Shivpal Yadav resigning from the party and then Akhilesh Yadav declining his reign, here is a new u-turn in the story. More than two thousand SP workers resigned in just two hours, soon after Shivpal Yadav sacked seven close associates of Akhilesh Yadav.
This turns out to be a big blow to the party. The newly appointed state President sacked three MLAs and state presidents of party’s four youth wings for being disrespectful with Mulayam Singh Yadav. This in turn created a furore amongst the youth of Samajwai Party and soon the desk of party was flooded with more than two thousand resignations. Isn’t that a really big number? Really big for a party which completely functions on the responsibilities of these youth leaders.
“Baap Mulayam aur beta Kathor”, such kind of phrases is being shared all over the internet. But have these party delegates even wondered how badly this dispute is going to affect the whole party? Any dispute between a family or a political party acts as a termite on the roots which slowly weakens the strength of the whole organization. In case of Samajwadi Party, this dispute is going to harm the party majorly in the following ways:
• Declination in Muslim votes: This is one of the most obvious factors that Muslims rely upon Samajwadi Party but if the party itself will seem to be tender and weak, the muslims will definitely shift their support towards a stronger party.
• Deflection of youth from the party: The Akhilesh Yadav led government totally functions upon the youth agendas and the youth also takes Akhilesh as their young idol but what happened in past two days and the thousands of resignations are a proof that youth is not at all happy with Shivpal.
• Party will lose its credibility: no need to mention that this instability will result in people losing confidence over the party.
• Disputes will ruin Akhilesh’s image: Akhilesh Yadav has got a better image as compared to the other party delegates but this dispute is resulting as a total loss deal for the party and Akhilesh Yadav as well.
We all are just waiting for a day when we wake up and there is no news related to the Yadav family controversy but as of now, this seems to be a never ending war.
By: Swapnil Mishra