Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 26 (ANI
): A day after party supremo Mulayam Yadav
asserted that all was well within the party, Samajwadi Party
leader Pawan Pandey on Wednesday was expelled
from the party over his alleged clash with MLC Ashu Malik.
Announcing the decision, sacked Cabinet member Shivpal Yadav said, "We have written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to sack Pawan Pandey of the Ministerial position over clash with MLC
Briefing the media, Yadav said Pandey has been sacked from the party for six years and further warned that whoever in the party would indulge in breaking the rules or involve in illegal practices.
Resonating similar sentiments of party supremo Mulayam, Shivpal said, "There is no controversy in the party or in the party, everything is good."
Earlier on Monday, Ashu Malik
, Member of the Legislative Assembly and a close aid of the Chief Minister claimed that he was slapped by Pawan Pandey at the Akhilesh's residence.
Malik told ANI
, "I have been targeted and an environment has been created against me. Pawan Pandey
has given me two slaps. I don't blame anybody for it, but I will exercise my constitutional right to lodge an FIR."
Malik said, "Although the heated moments came forth due to misunderstandings. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav called me for supporting a point and the supporters of the party mistook it.
The matter was of September 22, There was a story published by Times of India, which described Mulayam Singh as Shah Jahan and Akhilesh Yadav as Aurangzeb."
"No political leader gave statement like that. I was in Lucknow
and called upMulayam Singh Yadav for the appointment, and when I reached the venue, they told me that my name was also included in that newspaper article. I gave a notice to the newspaper," Malik told ANI
Malik confessed that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav wanted him to expose the political conspiracy, but in the heat of the moment, he could not say anything and this gave a wrong message to the supporters of the party present. This was the matter that he was suppose to tell the party supremo. (ANI