Shivpal Singh Yadav quits as Minister; also as SP chief

Samajwadi Party leader, Shivpal Singh Yadav
On Thursday night, In a fresh twist to the deepening feud in Mulayam Singh Yadav's family, his brother Shivpal Singh Yadav submitted his resignation as the Samajwadi Party's (SP) state unit head and as a minister in the cabinet of newphew Akhilesh Singh Yadav, with whom he is at loggerheads.

Shivpal submitted his resignation from both the posts to Mulayam, who rushed to Lucknow from Delhi on Thursday evening to douse the flames that threaten to hurt the ruling party in the Assembly polls due early next year, sources said.

Shivpal's wife Sarla also gave resignation as a District Cooperative Bank Chairperson, Etawah, and son Aditya gave resignation as Chairman of Pradeshik Cooperative Federation, the sources added.

However, Mulayam reportedly refused to accept the resignations, sources informed.

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