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All portfolios to be returned to Shivpal: Akhilesh Yadav

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Published Sep 16, 2016, 9:28 pm IST
Updated Sep 16, 2016, 9:28 pm IST
The development is bound to bring some normalcy to SP after the party was hit by a crisis following Shivpal Yadav's resignation.
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav (Photo: PTI)
 UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav (Photo: PTI)

Lucknow: After a tense day that saw Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav trying his level best to bring all parties to the table, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Singh has assured that his uncle Shivpal Yadav would be given back all the portfolios.

“Portfolios will be given back to Mr. Shivpal Singh Yadav,” Akhilesh Yadav tweeted.

 

In addition to Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh also announced that state mining minister Gayatri Prajapati, who was sacked over allegations of corruption, would also be re-instated.

Disagreements and internal feud between Akhilesh and Shivpal Singh came out in the open on Thursday night when Shivpal Yadav had resigned from all party posts and from the UP government. However, his resignation was rejected by both Akhilesh and Mulayam.

The development is bound to bring some normalcy to SP after the party was hit by a crisis when senior Cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav resigned from the ministry and also quit the post of Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party chief.

 

Before quitting, Shivpal first met his elder brother and party chief Mulayam and then met Akhilesh.

According to reports, the Chief Minister then offered him an olive branch by restoring all his key portfolios and allowing him to remain the state chief.

After meeting Mulayam, Shivpal said, "I have spoken to Netaji and put my views in front of him. All is well now and we are united again. All his orders have almost been implemented. Starting tomorrow all will be back to the old ways."

Akhilesh had earlier divested Shivpal of all important ministerial portfolios including PWD, irrigation, cooperative, flood control and revenue and handed him the social welfare department.

 

Prior to it, Shivpal had replaced him as its new chief in Uttar Pradesh on the instructions of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The development came hours after Akhilesh shunted out state chief secretary Deepak Singhal, considered close to Shivpal and replaced him with Rahul Bhatnagar.

Disagreements between Akhilesh and his uncle have been reported on several occasions, including on the choice of official to appointed as the state's chief secretary after Alok Ranjan's term ended and the postponement of Quami Ekta Dal's merger with the Samajwadi Party.

 

The move comes at a time when the state is gearing up for assembly elections which is scheduled to take place next year.

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