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Shivpal, the biggest loser in Samajwadi Party power feud

Much bigger than the ministerial and party posts is the loss of political standing of a leader

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 

In the backdrop of power struggle in the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and the subsequent truce between the warring factions, the party leader who has suffered the maximum casualty in terms of posts of power and political stature is Shivpal Singh Yadav. Shivpal, who is the uncle of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and the younger brother of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, has so far not only forgone his powerful state ministerial portfolios, but the key post of SP state president. Much bigger than the ministerial and party posts is the loss of political ...

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First Published: Fri, January 20 2017. 17:10 IST
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