Referring to Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘Bahri logh’ comment, Ramgopal Yadav said that there is a cabal of people which takes advantage of Netaji’s simplicity.
Commenting on the ongoing feud between Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav, Ramgopal said, “There was a little misunderstanding, nothing else. I will meet UP CM, ask him what he meant about ‘bahri logh’".

During his press briefing, Ramgopal threw his weight behind Akhilesh where he said that it’s natural for CM of a state to take some decisions on his own, some minor differences arise at times which can be resolved by amiable dialogue.

On Wednesday, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had to step in to check the growing rift within the ‘family’ and state government over a ‘power tussle’ between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav - with crucial assembly elections slated for early next year.

To find a solution of the present crisis, Mulayam has convened a meeting of the party's parliamentary board on Thursday in Lucknow. Mulayam summoned both Akhilesh and Shivpal to Delhi after their conflict went public, but Akhilesh didn't turn up while Shivpal held discussions with his elder brother and his son Aditya Yadav for more than three hours.

What transpired between Mulayam and Shivpal was not immediately clear but it was evident that ‘Netaji’ had a tough task ahead to find an amicable solution to the apparent family feud. In Lucknow, Akhilesh tried to downplay the matter, saying his conflict with uncle Shivpal was a ‘sarkari ladai’ (government battle), not a family feud.

Interacting with reporters on the sidelines of an event at his official residence, Akhilesh said: "This is a tussle in the government, not the family.

"The Chief Minister quickly added that he always did what Samajwadi Party leader and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav told him to do. "I generally go by what Netaji tells me but, yes, I do take some decisions on my own," he said, in an apparent explanation of his action of late Tuesday when he divested Shivpal Yadav of plum portfolios.

Akhilesh Yadav added that Mulayam Singh Yadav was the tallest leader in the ruling party and everyone in the family adhered to what he said. Akhilesh Yadav's comments came as Shivpal Yadav flew to New Delhi to meet party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.


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