Akhilesh Yadav likely to be re-elected as SP's national president

Akhilesh Yadav likely to be re-elected as SP's national president

Akhilesh, 44, will lead the party during the Lok Sabha elections of 2019 and the state Assembly election scheduled in 2022.

An amendment effected in the SP constitution at the convention ensured that Akhilesh would remain national president of the party for a period of five years. The Samajwadi Party announces the election of Akhilesh Yadav as its national president on Thursday at party's national convention at Agra.

It may be mentioned here that at the SP's national convention on January 1 this year, Akhilesh displaced his father as party chief. Both Akhilesh and Ramgopal were slapped with showcause notices by the party.




"I talked to him (Mulayam) yesterday and today also before coming to the convention". He will spearhead the party's campaign in the next Lok Sabha and assembly elections. "Business has come to a standstill, inflation is rising and traders are in a state of mental shock", the former UP chief minister said.

Akhilesh Yadav has already expressed his willingness to join hands with an anti-BJP alliance for 2019 and attended the "BJP hatao, desh bachao" opposition rally organized by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad in Patna in August. The two had also stayed away from SP's state executive meeting in Lucknow where Akhilesh loyalist Naresh Uttam was unanimously re-elected as the state party president on 23 September. "He (Shivpal) gave me blessings and congratulated me". Since Akhilesh took the presidentship in Jan this year he has been facing ideological differences with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav. Shivpal reciprocated by extending his blessings for his second term as party president. He later also telephonically spoke to his estranged uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav on Wednesday evening, after nine months, to invite him for the party meet.

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