Mythologically and Historically, Yadav clans have always fought among themselves when it comes to gaining power!
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.
For the second time in the last month, Akhilesh Yadav has sacked uncle Shivpal Yadav as a minister, dramatically escalating the family drama that has enveloped the First Family of the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh just before the state votes.
The 43-year-old Chief Minister’s exercise of authority is a direct retort to his father, Mulayam, who leads the Samajawadi Party and has been promoting Shivpal over his son.
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.
Along with Shivpal, 61, three other ministers close to him have also been benched.
The move today bolsters talk of the 24-year-old Samajawadi Party being positioned for a split, with Akhilesh and Mulayam as rival leaders, just ahead of assembly elections in up to be held early next year. However, sources close to the younger Yadav said he has stressed he respects his father’s leadership and does not want to challenge it and will attend a huge celebration planned early next month for the party’s 25th anniversary.
“Those opposing Akhilesh will not see the face of the Vidhan Sabha. Where there is Akhilesh, there is victory,” said a statement from Ram Gopal Yadav, who is a cousin of Mulayam’s but has been championing Akhilesh as the “true and most popular leader” of the party.