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Irreparable split staring at SP due to Yadav family feud: Congress

Updated: Oct 24, 2016 12:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 24 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday said that the Mulayam Singh Yadav led Samajwadi Party (SP) is staring at an irreparable split due to the ongoing family feud in the Yadav family.

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI, "The Samajwadi Party's charisma has eventually declined and the party has fallen into splits. This division is not because of any scheme or for development, but for the greed of power."

"Unfortunately, Uttar Pradesh has had to bear the brunt because of the Yadav family feud. For four-and-a-half years, Akhilesh Yadav's government has not done any work," he added.

"In the past few months, the government has tried to build roads with the help of industrialists, and now, even that job is not happening because of this tussle. Nothing is happening in Uttar Pradesh for the last two to four months as there is no electricity , hospital and other basic infrastructure. This government has become useless," Dikshit said.

On Sunday, after being sacked from the Cabinet, Samajwadi Party state president Shivpal Yadav expelled party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav from his position and the party for next six years.

"Ramgopal is involved with the BJP; he met BJP leaders thrice in the last few days. He is doing such things because his son Akshay Yadav and daughter-in-law are involved in a scam. To protect himself and his son, they are planning a conspiracy as per the direction of the BJP," Shivpal told a press conference here.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked four ministers, including his uncle Shivpal Yadav from the state cabinet.

Narad Rai, Saiyyada Shadab Fatima and O.P. Singh were the other three leaders shown the door by the chief minister. (ANI)