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Debate: Who is to benefit from SP pari-war split?

The Pari-war has come to an end in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh after reports surfaced of SP party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expelling his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and general secretary Ramgopal Yadav for six years.

The development, which came after the group parked candidates against the official nominees, has left many of SP supporters in Okhla stumped. Now many have jumped on the social media to flood it with messages mostly in support of the young Yadav.

Now all eyes are on Sunday as the party has summoned. Nasir Sultan Qazi, a resident of UP, wrote: “Pookaar raha UTTAR PARDESH. Sirf Akhliesh sirf Akhliesh.” A large number of resident of Jamia Nagar are from UP and to win their hearts and minds the UP government has promised to give land in AFE for graveyard, according to posters that surfaced in the locality a few days ago.

Many SP followers are expecting a patch-up between the parivar. In case there is confusion among its vote-bank Muslim and Yadav, according to them, then BJP could benefit. However, some claimed it is too early to jump to any conclusion. The buzz is that young Yadav might have tie-up with the Congress.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad doesn’t not rule out possibility of alliance in UP.

“Politics is a game of possibilities…You cannot rule out any possibility in politics,” Azad, who is in-charge of Congress in UP, said.

While making the announcement, SP chief said: “We have to save the party. The party comes first. That is why we are expelling both Akhilesh and Ramgopal.”

“How can he (Akhilesh) release the list when the party has declared its candidates? Both Akhilesh and Ramgopal want to finish the party. I will not let it happen. I have built this party through hard work,” said Mulayam, adding: “I had made Akhilesh the Chief Minister with much fanfare.”

Governor Ram Naik said he was keeping a watch on the issue. “I am keeping a watch on the issue,” he told PTI.

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