Amidst the Yadav family feud, Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party President Shivpal Yadav has commented on his nephew Akhilesh Yadav, saying that a Chief Minister should not be arrogant.
Akhilesh Yadav, on Friday, restored all the portfolios that were withdrawn from Shivpal earlier this week.
“I have seen many chief ministers in the state. Most turn arrogant and develop a massive ego. I have learnt a lot from Netaji (Mulayam). Akhilesh too should learn from him and me as well. Akhilesh needs more experience,” says Shivpal.
Shivpal had earlier resigned from his position as party chief and as minister earlier as a feud erupted when he replaced Akhilesh as party chief.
“The responsibility given to me is huge. I need to work harder as elections are near,” he said after being reinstated as party chief.
When asked about Akhilesh’s demand for authority to take a call on ticket distribution, Shivpal said, “How elections are fought are the prerogative of the party chief and Netaji (Mulayam) will decide on ticket distribution”.
When inquired about Amar Singh’s role in the Yadav clan unrest, he said, “Amar Singh can never cause any harm to our family. Outsiders are with Netaji and also with Akhilesh. There are some ministers in his cabinet who are outsiders and do no work.”
Shivpal further added that he supports Akhilesh’s position as Chief Minister, even if the ruling party returns after 2017 UP Assembly elections.
Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will deliver a final call to put all questions to rest on Saturday.