Mulayam again expels Ramgopal from Samajwadi Party

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan.1 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday again expelled party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav for six years from the party terming the National Executive meet called by him as unconstitutional and illegal.

"This meet was called without consulting the national secretary of the party and the proposal passed in it is illegal.

Stringent action will be taken against the people involved in it," said the letter issue by Mulayam. Mulayam announced the list of candidates issued by him earlier as the final list of the candidates contesting elections in upcoming assembly election and said that the remaining list will be announced soon.

Earlier in the day, Ramgopal Yadav called on party leaders and workers to declare Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the president of the party and unseat his father Mulayam from that position.

In a statement that suggested that the Samajwadi Party may be heading for a split, or for Mulayam to make way for Akhilesh at the top of the party hierarchy, Ramgopal Yadav, addressing a party convention at the Janeshwar Mishra Park here, said that the National Executive of the Samajwadi Party also wants Shivpal Yadav to be removed as president of the SP's Uttar Pradesh unit and the sacking of Amar Singh immediately.

Ramgopal and Akhilesh were reinstated in the party on Saturday, a day after they were ousted from the party for six years over anti-party activities.

Source: ANI