Lucknow [India], Sept.13 (ANI
): Shivpal Singh Yadav on Tuesday replaced Akhilesh Yadav
as the new state president of Samajwadi Party
in Uttar Pradesh.
Akhilesh, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, has been the party's state president for more than four years.
The move comes at a time when the state is gearing up for assembly elections which are scheduled to place next year.
Earlier, Shivpal Singh Yadav
had reportedly announced the party's first list of 142 candidates for the 2017 polls. (ANI