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UP election Akhilesh Yadav vs Mulayam singh Yadav tussle

  • Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi party, Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister
    Akhilesh Yadav addresses as SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav looks on during Samajwadi party national convention

    As Akhilesh Yadav showcased support from party workers and took control of the Samajwadi Party from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav

  • Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi party, Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister
    Akhilesh Yadav addressing the special convention of Samajwadi Party where his supporters declared him the new chief of the party in Lucknow

    As Akhilesh Yadav showcased support from party workers and took control of the Samajwadi Party from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, those close to the patriarch chose to ignore him and side with the son.

  • Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi party, Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister
    and MLAs who have had long association with Mulayam, as well as most of the members of the extended Yadav family.

    Those present on the dais at the special national convention, where Akhilesh was chosen national president, were party co-founder Reoti Raman Singh, vice-president Kiranmay Nanda, who presided over the convention, party general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agrawal, several ministers

  • Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi party, Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister
    Akhilesh Yadav and SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav

    With the scales tilted in favour of Akhilesh, only a few leaders visited Mulayam

  • Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi party, Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister
    Akhilesh Yadav during Samajwadi party national convention

    These included minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, who is considered close to Mulayam’s younger son Prateek, MLC Ashu Malik and Rajya Sabha MP Beni Prasad Verma, besides Shivpal Yadav and his associates.

  • Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi party, Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister
    Akhilesh Yadav with his supporters

    Nanda, who was brought from West Bengal politics by Mulayam and given the second highest position in the party organisation, also chose to side with Akhilesh

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