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Rift in Samajwadi Party should not strengthen BJP: Congress

Updated: Jan 02, 2017 13:47 IST      
Rift in Samajwadi Party should not strengthen BJP: Congress

New Delhi [India], Jan. 2 (ANI): Asserting the ongoing tussle of power within the Samajwadi Party in their internal matter, the Congress on Monday said that rift should not directly or indirectly strengthen the hands of the BJP or others.

"There is of course a larger issue that is why other political formation would be concerned and that it should not directly or indirectly strengthen the hand of the forces like the BJP," Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told ANI.

Singhvi further said there is a much larger issue which is causing concern over other right thinking parties and hoped the rift in the party is not causative effective, indirectly or directly.

A national convention held on Sunday declaring Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav the new national president of the Samajwadi Party.

The convention declared Mulayam as the Samajwadi Party's patron.

Admitting that he has taken a 'tough' stand, Akhilesh justified the turn of events in the Samajwadi Party.

"Sometimes to protect the ones you love you must make the right decision. What I did today was a tough decision but one that I had to take," he tweeted. (ANI)

J-K mob lynching: Three more arrested, SIT constituted

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 12:29 IST     

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EC rejects pleas of 21 AAP MLAs in office of profit case

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:44 IST     

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Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:41 IST     

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Separatist leader Yaseen Malik under house arrest

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:36 IST     

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Updated: Jun 24, 2017 10:54 IST     

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Two Moradabad women set ablaze in case of honour killing

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 10:43 IST     

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight fishermen from TN

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 09:44 IST     

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PM Modi leaves for three-nation tour

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 07:33 IST     

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Assam: UPLF commander apprehended by Indian Army

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 06:25 IST     

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Suspected AANLA cadres nabbed in Assam

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 06:25 IST     

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