Mulayam expels Akhilesh, Ram Gopal for 6 years
NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday expelled his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years.
Mulayam said action against both the leaders was necessary to save the party. He said the party will decide on the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
The SP chief accused Ram Gopal of indulging in anti-party activities and said that he was weakening the party ahead of the assembly elections.
Hitting out at Ram Gopal Yadav, Mulayam said "no one has the right to call national executive meeting" other than the party chief.
Mulayam also accused Ram Gopal Yadav of hurting the interests of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and misleading him.
The SP supremo also hit out at Akhilesh Yadav for siding with Ram Gopal Yadav in the party infighting.
"Akhilesh does not understand that Ram Gopal is trying to destroy his future," Mulayam said.
He said both Akhilesh and Ram Gopal were partners in the crime.