SP crisis: Still grappling for a united face

SP crisis: Still grappling for a united face

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Lucknow :  Even as the ruling Samajwadi Party is emerging for a reconciliation after the spat with sacking Uttar Pradesh ministers to be reinstated, the leadership is still grappling for a united face and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, state party president Shivpal Singh Yadav had met party president Mulayam Singh Yadav thrice since yesterday to sort out the contentious issues. There is a report that the sacked ministers would be given oath very soon for which the letter to the Governor would be sent today. Besides it has been reported that the expelled leaders, all supporters of Akhilesh, could be reinstated after Diwali to sort out the issues. State party president Shivpal Singh Yadav along with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, putting up a brave face before the media, today said that ,"sab kuch thik hai, aur mujhe toh Netaji ka adesh manana hai." (Everything is all right in the party and I will obey any directive of party president Mulayam Singh Yadav)," Shivpal said. The last meeting among the trio- Mulayam, Akhilesh, Shivpal was held this noon, which was third since yesterday after there was a verbal spat between Akhilesh and Shivpal in front of Mulayam during the party meeting at the state headquarters. SP spokesperson Deepak Mishra too claimed that party was united and all the issues have been resolved. On the other hand, SP MLC Ashu Mallick has lodged an FIR against UP minister Pawan Pandey today for assaulting him inside the CM residence yesterday. Meanwhile, official sources here said that the letter for reinstatement of the four ministers including Shivpal would be sent to Rajbhawan soon and the ministers are also likely to take fresh oath.

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