Shivpal pats his back, cries to the chief minister, I have done good work
uttar pradesh, LUCKNOW: On the 25th silver jubilee celebration the family dispute beween the yadav kins are again out in the open public space. Taking a dig at Akhilesh Yadav, Shivpal said some people inherit power without doing anything while others get nothing despite making sacrifices.
Clearly shivpal yadav talked about Akhilesh yadav and the Chief ministers post being held by akhilesh. However shivpal clearified later that he does not want to be chief minister.
Akhilesh can "sack" and "insult" him but he can give his blood for the party and stressed that he has worked hard as minister in the last four years.
"I want to tell popular CM Akhilesh that whatever sacrifice you want from me, I will give. I don't want to be chief minister. I have given years of sweat and toil to the Samajwadi 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. You can insult me, sack me many times (as minister) but I can even give my blood for the party," he said while addressing the party's silver jubilee celebrations.
It has to be noted that Shivpal, has been caught in a running battle with chief minister Akhilesh for taking control of the Samajwadi Party, he took the opportunity to reiterate both his loyalty to SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his dedication and work that made Samajwadi Party what it is today. Shivpal also aired, publicly, his grouse of being sidelined in the party despite putting a life time of hard work. he said, "I want to say that the chief minister has done good work. I also want to say that my contribution to the government has been no less. In fact, all my departments performed better than the chief minister's in the government."
In a jibe clearly aimed at chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, however, Shivpal also said many people earned their positions in the SP through hard work, some by cosying up to the powers that be, while others had simply "inherited" the legacy. He added, "But there are some people in the party who, despite giving their life to it, 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."
Since the last one month in which the Samajwadi family feud went public, the silver jubilee celebration function was the first time Shivpal spoke about the entry of "outsiders" whose influence may have driven a wedge into the family. "I am aware that some outsiders have entered into the SP. We need to be wary of them," he said. In the SP's October 24 programme at the party headquarters, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had first made an open reference to the role of SP MP Amar Singh as the "outsider" who had tried to divide the SP. Shivpal, on that day, had defended his friendship with Singh, and said that he had never hidden that he had met the SP MP. In what was seen as the nadir of the strained SP family tied, Shivpal had also said many in the SP were "not worth the dust at Amar Singh's feet."
The SP has been battling a family feud between Akhilesh and Shivpal. While Mulayam has been insisting that all is well in the party, both Shivpal and Akhilesh have been making statements exposing the rift in the party.