All the expelled youth leaders, who were considered a key part of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s team, are set to return to the Samajwadi Party (SP) fold, sources said.
Eight of these leaders reportedly submitted apology letters to party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday.
Their return is another victory for Akhilesh after Mulayam on Thursday revoked Ramgopal Yadav’s expulsion and reinstated him to all party positions. Ramgopal was considered Akhilesh’s biggest supporter in the family feud in the party recently.
The imminent return of the youth leaders to the party fold is being considered a big step towards reconciliation ahead of Mulayam’s 78th birthday on Tuesday.
Over half-a-dozen top youth lieutenants of Akhilesh were sacked by state president Shivpal Yadav during the ongoing Yadav family feud — largely between Shivpal and Akhilesh. Mulayam had sacked Ramgopal for his pro-Akhilesh stance.
The follow members of legislative council reportedly submitted their apology to the party chief:
• Sunil Singh Sajan
• Anand Bhadauria
• Arvind Singh
• Sanjay Lathar
• SP youth brigade state chief Mohd Ebad
• SP Yuvjan Sabha state president Brijesh Yadav
• SP youth brigade national president Gaurav Dubey
• Chhatra Sabha state chief Digvijay Singh Dev
There are more than 20 other office-bearers of various youth wings in Lucknow and elsewhere who had either quit or were expelled from the party. They too would be taken back, sources said.
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