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BJP bats for development, says UP fed up with Mulayam family politics

Updated: Oct 23, 2016 08:53 IST

Mumbai [India], Oct. 23 (ANI): Dubbing the expulsion of Samajwadi Party MLC Udayveer Singh for six years as one more 'drama', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the people of Uttar Pradesh are fed up with the theatrics of the party, and added that the saffron party can only provide development to the state.

"This is one more drama in the Samajwadi Party. Whether somebody is expelled or somebody is fighting or agitating within, I would only want to say that the people of Uttar Pradesh are clearly fed up with the Samajwadi Party family drama. They want development and nothing but development which the BJP can offer," BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI.

Udayveer Singh's expulsion from the party came after he accused Mulayam Singh's second wife of being part of a conspiracy to oust Akhilesh Yadav.

Singh, who is a member of the legislative council, also attacked state Samajwadi Party chief and Mulayam Singh's brother Shivpal Yadav for being the 'political front' of the chief minister's stepmother.

The decision came after Mulayam met senior leaders yesterday to find ways to end the raging infighting which is threatening to take the party to the verge of a split.

The crisis in the party escalated earlier on Friday when Akhilesh skipped the crucial party meeting convened by state unit chief and his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.

Akhilesh, however, met the members separately at his residence after their meeting ended with Shivpal. (ANI)