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Don't get pleasure seeing rift in any party: Rajnath

Updated: Jan 08, 2017 20:43 IST

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], Jan. 8 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asserted that the BJP-led government at the Centre does not get pleasure by seeing feud in any party or family.

"We don't get happiness by seeing feud in any party or family," Rajnath said.

Rajnath's remark comes amid the ongoing power tussle in the Samajwadi Party which refuse to die down.

In wake of the growing feud between the two warring factions of the Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh earlier in the day categorically stated that he was still the party president while his son Akhilesh Yadav is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Mulayam, who put forth his views before the media here lashed out at his cousin and Akhilesh loyalist Ramgopal Yadav.

He said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's uncle and mentor Ramgopal Yadav having been expelled from the party for six years cannot call the convention.

He also stated that Shivpal Yadav is the president of Samajwadi Party's Uttar Pradesh unit.

According to sources, Mulayam will on Monday urge the Election Commission to check the authenticity and legality of papers submitted by Ramgopal.

The Akhilesh Yadav camp yesterday submitted affidavits signed by party legislators and office bearers to the Election Commission, in a bid to buttress its claim over the Samajwadi Party's 'cycle' symbol ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Ramgopal yesterday said that the relevant documents, brought in "seven cartons with more than 1.5 lakh pages", were submitted to the poll panel to assert Akhilesh's right over the party name and symbol.

He said that he submitted affidavits of 4,716 delegates of the total 5,731, indicating overwhelming support for Akhilesh.

The Election Commission had given both sides time till January 9 to submit proof of their legislative support. (ANI)

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