Row in Samajwadi Party turned murky at the time when the party is going to witness crucial elections to retain power in the country's politically most important state. Heated arguments among the father-son duo of the Samajwadi Party right after the crucial party meet further complicated the matter. Party chief Mulayam Singh not only backed Shivpal Yadav and Amar Singh but also lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and his son Akhilesh Yadav.

Here are the recent 10 developments of the ugly showdown in Samjawadi Party:

1. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav engaged in a war of words with his son Akhilesh Yadav right after his speech at the crucial meeting in Lucknow on Monday. Mulayam Singh Yadav lambasted his son and told party workers that their chief minister is a liar (Aapka mukhyamantri jhooth bolta hai).

2. In an attempt to resolve the feud among the top brass of the party, Mulayam Singh Yadav while addressing the crucial meet showed solidarity with his brother Shivpal Yadav and Amar Singh and asked Akhilesh Yadav to make up with his uncle by hugging him. Samajwadi Party chief also asserted that he 'can't leave Amar Singh or Shivpal Yadav. All of Amar Singh's sins are forgiven'. This statement at the meeting resulted in transcending the rift.

Mulayam Singh Yadav Backs Shivpal Yadav and Amar Singh In A Party's Crucial Meeting

3. At the meeting, the SP chief scorned disdainfully at the decision of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of ousting uncle Shivpal Yadav twice and accused him of evoking ruckus in the party by inducting goons and drunkards. He said, "You get some power and it goes to your head. Shivpal Yadav is leader of the masses."

Mulayam Singh Refused To Remove Akhilesh Yadav.

4. Before Mulayam Singh Yadav, brother Shivpal addressed the party workers and asserted that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav told him that he will form a new party or enter into an alliance with another party. Escalating the drama, he sweared on Gangajal.

5. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav broke down while delivering speech at the meet. Playing the emotional card, Akhilesh Yadav ruled out forming of any new party and offered to step down if the party chief and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav so desires.

6. The crucial meeting appeared to have made no breakthrough in building peace. The meeting to sugar-coat the ugly showdown among the close aides of party chief began amidst the clash between the supporters of Akhilesh and Shivpal. Rival Samajwadi Party factions exchanged blows prompting police to use force to disperse them.

7. The decision by the estranged Chief Minister to oust the ministers followed the earlier dismissal of Akhilesh supporters from the party by Shivpal Yadav, the new state in charge of the Samajwadi Party and brother of Mulayam Singh.

Crisis In Samajwadi Party Deepens After the Party Workers Meet

8. On Sunday evening, Mulayam Singh - facing the worst crisis of his political career - called an emergency meeting of senior party leaders to douse the fires in the party he founded some 25 years ago. But that meeting also appeared to have made no breakthrough.

9. As the meeting ended, the legislators shouted slogans hailing Akhilesh Yadav and denouncing Amar Singh as a 'dalal' (broker). Hours later, the Samajwadi Party expelled national general secretary and spokesperson Ram Gopal Yadav, an unabashed Akhilesh supporter and Mulayam's cousin, for six years from all party posts.

10. Ram Gopal, now in Mumbai, triggered a controversy earlier on Sunday when he wrote a letter to party leaders saying only Akhilesh Yadav can lead the party to victory in the Assembly polls. Akhilesh Yadav describing himself as the political successor to his father Mulayam Singh, dismissed speculations that he wanted to split the Samajwadi Party which, he said, belonged to 'Netaji' - as Mulayam Singh is widely known.