Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have been reinstated in Samajwadi Party, in an apparent rapprochement move by party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Party General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav has also been taken back with immediate effect. They were expelled from Party for six years last evening.
In a day full of turn of events in Lucknow, Akhilesh Yadav, on the behest of senior minister Azam Khan, went to meet father Mulayam Singh at his residence where Shivpal Yadav was also present. A truce was finally achieved, details of which are yet to be made public. Talking to reporters later, Shivpal Yadav said that now we all will sit together and finalise the list to win the election and form a government of majority.
Earlier this morning, in a show of strength, Akhilesh Yadav held a meeting at his residence where a majority of the 229 party MLAs were present. Besides, some SP MLCs and senior party functionaries loyal to Akhilesh also attended the meeting. Sensing the emerging scenario, the parliamentary meet of Mulayam Singh which was scheduled to begin at 10.30 at the party Head Quarter was postponed.