Samajwadi Party feud: Ram Gopal Yadav reinstated after Mulayam revokes 6-year expulsion

The Yadav clan of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh seems to have reached some sort of truce. After the public fall out and the supposed patch up, it was announced on Thursday that Ram Gopal Yadav was reinstated in the party and will continue to be the party's general secretary and spokesperson.

He thanked Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) and said it was inevitable that he would be coming back to the party. He told ANI that he was always a part of the party and has never worked against the party.

Ram Gopal was expelled from the party for six years last month after he openly sided with Akhilesh and released letters written to Mulayam Yadav. The party supremo had blamed estranged cousin Ram Gopal of scuttling the 'Maha Gathbandhan' and Shivpal Yadav has said this was done in connivance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Though the Yadav family put up a brave front at its silver jubilee celebrations held earlier this month, the tussle between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav is still apparent. Party Supremo Mulayam Singh, however, chose to keep mum on the issue even as Shivpal and Akhilesh exchanged jibes in his presence.

For now, with Ram Gopal Yadav coming back to the party, it is a win for Team Akhilesh.

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Nov 17, 2016 10:22:19 IST

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