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What's on the surface may not be the truth: Congress on Yadav pari -'war'

Updated: Oct 25, 2016 09:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): With the Yadav clan war seemingly spiralling out of control close to the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said it is quite possible that what's being displayed by the Samajwadi Party (SP) on the surface, may not be the actual reality within the party.

Khurshid told ANI, "What is on the surface may not be the internal truth. These are very personal relationships. I don't think it is for us to celebrate or discuss this. The front face of the party will continue to show and we will take them to face value."

Talking about the much-talked and hyped about thought differences emerging between SP supremo Mulayam Yadav and his son Chief Minister Akhilesh, Khurshid asserted, "It's a father son relationship...whatever is the politics of it and we should leave it at that. What will be the final picture that emerges is the difficult question."

Earlier, taking the internal SP war to yet another level, expelled party leader Ramgopal Yadav reiterated his loyalty Akhilesh Yadav and dared party state chief Shivpal Yadav and party leader Amar Singh to list out their charges and allegations against him in a 'public meeting' and walk away unscathed.

Asserting that his sole goal right now is to ensure that Akhilesh becomes chief minister again, he further said that he will do everything to ensure that it happens.

He also made it clear that he will make any requests to be reinstated back in the party.

"I will consider coming back if I am asked to respectfully and also that all the other expelled members are called back

Earlier, briefing the media about the decision of Mulayam to expel Ramgopal, Shivpal alleged, "Ramgopal Yadav was working at the behest of the BJP to save his son and daughter-in-law from the CBI as both are involved in the Noida scam in the Yadav Singh case''.

The Noida scam is being investigated by the CBI and Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh and several other are in prison.

"Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is innocent and unable to differentiate between the friend and the foe. Ramgopal is an expert of manipulations and is out to destroy the party and weaken the Chief Minister and the party chief for his narrow political ends," alleged Shivpal, adding, "Ramgopal always humiliated the leaders and the cadre of the party and never came to their rescue during their hard times''.

Shivpal also alleged that when thousands of the party workers were in jail during the previous BSP regime, Ramgopal never bothered to visit them.

"Ramgopal even insulted the senior leaders like Janeshwar Mishra, Mohan Singh and Brij Bhushan Tewari. Now, he has crossed the limit as we are struggling hard for the return of the party to power while Ramgopal is vitiating the atmosphere and spreading confusion," charged Shivpal.

Ramgopal had triggered off the events by dropping a letter bomb early on Sunday morning in which he said that those who were opposing Akhilesh should not be allowed to succeed and it must be ensured that such people do not reach the Vidhan Sabha again.

Ramgopal, who has sided with his nephew Akhilesh in the power struggle in the family, said in the letter that "future of the party lay with Akhilesh".

While no one had been specifically targeted, the letter spoke of people who had a negative mindset, "minted crores of rupees and misused power".

"We want the SP to form the next Government under the leadership of Akhilesh, our mindset is positive while theirs is negative. The people on the other side are those who have minted thousands of crores of rupees by abusing power and indulged in debauchery," he added in a veiled attack on Shivpal. (ANI)