Lucknow: Just before the UP elections the simmering discontent in the Yadav pariwar has flared up again. Feeling humiliated at the list of candidates released by father Mulayam Singh Yadav, son Akhilesh Yadav retaliated by sacking two close aides of Shivpal Yadav. The list of candidates has ignored Akhilesh aides, while Shivpal aides have got a lion’s share. Akhilesh has also called an emergence meeting today.
CM Akhilesh sacked husband-wife duo known for proximity with Shivpal. Surabhi Shukla was removed from the post of vice chairperson of Awas Vikas Parishad, while her husband Sandeep was removed as advisor of Rajkiya Nirman Nigam. The lateWednesday evening decision is being seen as reaction to the list of candidates announced by Mulayam onWednesday morning.
To say the least, everybody agrees that Mulayam humiliated Akhilesh, first by discarding the list of candidates sent by Akhilesh, and then openly saying that party would go into elections without a CM candidate. Akhilesh was seen as an obvious choice for the top job.
Reportedly, Akhilesh had sent a list of his candidates for all seats to Mulayam, who chose Shivpal’s list , while adding some his own..
Worse still, 10 ministers sacked by Akhilesh over the last few months are in the list of 325 candidates declared on Wednesday.
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