Lucknow, Jan. 1 (PTI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday termed as “illegal” all decisions taken at the convention called by his son Akhilesh and his camp, and again expelled Ram Gopal Yadav for six years.
In a letter issued here, Mulayam said the national convention had not been convened with the permission of the national president and all decision taken there are illegal.
”The parliamentary board of the party declares all the proposals, decisions and the convention itself illegal and expels Ram Gopal, who convened the convention, for six years,” the letter stated.
Mulayam also convened the national convention of the party on January 5 at the same venue so that there is no doubt in the minds of the people.
The letter, which makes no mention of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and is signed by Mulayam Singh, states that the candidates' list issued earlier for the 2017 Assembly polls has been endorsed and a decision on the remaining seats will be taken soon.
”Mulayam Singh has all along been struggling against communal forces and strengthening the Samajwadi Party but some people, in order to hide their wrongdoings, to save themselves from CBI and to help BJP, have been continuously insulting him,” the letter said, noting that those very people conspired to convene today's convention.
On Sunday morning a convention called by Ram Gopal removed Mulayam from the post of national president replacing him with Akhilesh, and expelled Amar Singh from the party.