Lucknow: Acrimonious scenes were today witnessed at the meeting of the Samajwadi Party where Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav exchanged heated words, with the party supremo making clear his support for Amar Singh, describing him as his “brother” and Shivpal Yadav as “mass leader”.
However, Mulayam made it clear that Akhilesh Yadav will remain in the party.
The SP supremo said the party was facing a difficult situation and party members should not fight with each other but his words had little effect as chaos broke out at the venue and heated words were exchanged on the dais leading to an abrupt end of the meeting.
Fresh clashes broke out outside the venue with supporters of rival sides exchanging blows, giving police a tough time.
Mulayam said mere donning of red cap (colour of SP’s cap) does not make one Samajwadi.
Admonishing Akhilesh, the party supremo said he had been abusing Amar Singh.
“Some ministers are just sycophants,” he added.
“I cannot forget the work done by Shivpal Yadav,” he said while describing Shivpal as a mass leader.
“We are facing difficult situation, we should remove our weakness and not fight with each other,” Mulayam said.