Lucknow: Reacting to the ongoing tussle within the Samajwadi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday called the fiasco a political drama to hide the administrative failure of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, adding that the people of the state will not get fooled by the tactics applied.
"It is a high voltage drama by the Samajwadi Party and Akhilesh's administration has been a failure as he has not done anything for the development of the state," BJP Uttar Pradesh state president Keshav Prasad Maurya told ANI.
Maurya said the party has done this drama for six months and they would never be able to succeed in it.
Echoing similar sentiments, BJP MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath called the Samajwadi Party dispute as a cover up to hide the failures of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
"Just to cover his failures and giving clean chit to the Chief Minister and to develop the image, the political dram has been played by the Samajwadi Party,"he told ANI.
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav earlier in the day again expelled party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav for six years from the party terming the National Executive meet called by him as 'unconstitutional' and 'illegal'.
"This meet was called without consulting the national secretary of the party and the proposal passed in it is illegal. Stringent action will be taken against the people involved in it," said the letter issued by Mulayam.
Mulayam announced that the list of candidates issued by him earlier is the final list of the candidates contesting elections in upcoming assembly election and said that the remaining list will be announced soon.
Earlier in the day, Ram Gopal called on party leaders and workers to declare Akhilesh as the president of the party and unseat his father Mulayam from that position.
In a statement that suggested that the Samajwadi Party may be heading for a split, or for Mulayam to make way for Akhilesh at the top of the party hierarchy, Ram Gopal, addressing a party convention at the Janeshwar Mishra Park here, said the National Executive of the Samajwadi Party also wants Shivpal Yadav to be removed as president of the party's Uttar Pradesh unit and the sacking of Amar Singh immediately.
Ram Gopal and Akhilesh were reinstated in the party yesterday, a day after they were ousted from the party for six years over indisciplinary grounds.