On the occasion of Samajwadi Party’s 25th Foundation Day, party members have tried to show their integration but the dispute within the Yadav family has displayed again when the SP president Shivpal Yadav took to the stage to welcome political allies. It also showed the faith of the Party supremo, Mulayam Singh in the state chief.
Shivapal Yadav who has been trapped in an ongoing battle with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav for holding a control of the Samajwadi party took the opportunity to restate his loyalty to SP Patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his commitment to the struggle that made Samajwadi Party what it is today.
Akhilesh did a great job but my contribution is no less in Samajwadi Party
He also aired, publically his moan of being sidelined in the party despite putting a lifetime of hard work. He said “I would like to say that the chief minister has done a great job. I also want to say that my Contribution to the government has been no less. In fact, all my departments performed best than the chief minister’s in the government.”
I was not in the race of chief Minister post but I am loyal: Shivpal
Signifying that although the public battle may be over, the wounds are far from healed, party’s state chief also said that he wanted to clarify that he was not in the race for the post of chief minister. “I don’t want to be chief minister. I have given years of sweat and toil to the party. I would have done anything asked of me for this party; even given my blood for it. I am and will remain loyal to Netaji,” Said.
People are not able to get the position after serving party for years but some get easily
While taunting, he clearly main at chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, but Shivpal also said many people earned their position in the party through their hard work, some by cosying up to the powers that be, while others had simply inherited the legacy.
He further added, there are some people in the party who, despite giving their life to the party get nothing. I want to say that while many have had a good time at the expense of the party, many others feel deeply insulted and sidelined.”