Not sad by expulsion, but hurt by false allegations: Ramgopal Yadav on expulsion

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Oct. 23 : Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav on Sunday said he is not sad by getting expelled from the party, but was hurt by the false allegations levelled against him by state party president Shivpal Yadav.

"I am not sad that I have been expelled from the party, but I am hurt because of the false allegations levelled against me," Ram Gopal said in a statement.

Defending himself, Ram Gopal said it is not a crime to meet leaders from any other political party in a democracy.

"Whether I am in the Samajwadi Party or not, I will continue to extend my support to Akhilesh Yadav till he becomes Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh," he said.

Commenting on party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, he said Mulayam Singh is not just his elder brother but also a political 'guru' who is currently surrounded by evil powers.

Earlier today, Samajwadi Party state president Shivapal Yadav expelled party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav from his position and the party for next six years while accusing him of being part of a conspiracy against the party.

"Ramgopal is involved with the BJP; he met BJP leaders thrice in the last few days. He is doing such things because his son Akshay Yadav and daughter-in-law are involved in a scam. To protect himself and his son they are planning conspiracy as per the direction of BJP," Shivpal told a press conference here.

He said that Ram Gopal is making the party weak, adding Akhilesh is not understanding the facts that who is with him and who is against him.

Earlier today, Akhilesh in an unexpected move sacked four ministers including his uncle Shivpal from the Cabinet.

Narad Rai, Saiyyada Shadab Fatima and O.P. Singh are the other three leaders, who have been shown the door by the Chief Minister post the meeting called by him today.

Source: ANI