"Akhilesh Yadav, obviously, is responsible for the riots",they said.
Mahak Singh, has been the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MLA from Chaproli constituency in 1991-92 and later joined the SP. While his son Ajay Kumar won the elections from the same place in 2004 on RLD ticket.
Disappointed for not getting a ticket in the last elections, he joined SP and contested the elections from Baraut but lost. However, the father-son duo are not the only ones to resign from the party in the wake of communal clashes, former MLA Ratenpal Panwar had also resigned from SP, expressing displeasure over the handling of the violence by the state government.
While former Union Minister and SP's candidate from Baghpat for Lok Sabha polls, Somapl Shastri had refused to contest the elections last week.
According to party sources, more leaders are expected to resign from the party.