The new Samajwadi Party UP president Shivpal Yadav on Monday sacked seven leaders, including three MLCs, for anti-party activities and statements against supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The seven leaders, believed to be closer to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, are: Sunil Singh Yadav (MLC), Anand Bhadauria (MLC), Md Ebad (state Youth Brigade president), Brijesh Yadav (state president, Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha), Sanjay Lathar (MLC), Gaurav Dubey (national president of Youth Brigade), and Digvijay Singh Deo (state president of Chhatra Sabha).
The sacking of the seven leaders came a day after Shivpal expelled a close relative of senior party leader Ram Gopal Yadav and another leader for their alleged involvement in a land grabbing case.
In his very first decision after taking charge as UP state president of his party, Shivpal on Sunday expelled MLC Arvind Pratap Yadav, who is a nephew of Ram Gopal Yadav, and former village head in Etawah, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, for their alleged involvement in the land case.
The feud the Yadav family had ended on Saturday after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav restored all but one portfolios of Shivpal Yadav and promised to support him as SP’s state unit president, a post from which he was himself removed three days back triggering the power tussle with his uncle.