#BREAKING: Shivpal resigns as Minister, state party chief: Akhilesh rejects resignation from Govt

 Lucknow: The recently appointed Samajwadi Party’s UP president, and Cabinet minister in Akhilesh Yadav Govt, Shivpal Yadav has resigned from all party and government posts . Shivpal tendered his resignation late evening Thursday. CM Akhilesh Yadav has not accepted the resignation Shortly before resigning, Shivpal had met Akhilesh at latter’s official residence at 5, Kalidas Marg.

The meeting lasted for just 25 minutes. This was followed by a meeting between SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav. It was after this meeting Shivpal announced his resignation. The resignation signals that for now Mulayam Singh Yadav has failed to diffuse tensions between warring brother-son duo. Earlier on Thursday, SP General Secretary, and Mulayam’s cousin Ram Gopal Yadav had defended Akhilesh terming Akhilesh’s removal as state party chief as an inadvertent error. Both, Akhilesh and Ram Gopal Yadav believe that “outsiders” are responsible for the family rift, hinting Amar Singh’s hand in the current feud.