Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday expelled a close aide of uncle Shivpal, days after the Samajwadi Party leader announced the formation of a new party.
Akhilesh Yadav removed Deepak Mishra, the national president of Samajwadi Chintan Sabha, from the party.
“I have not received the expulsion letter yet,” said Deepak Mishra.
Akhilesh also expelled Rajesh Yadav (Hardoi), Mohammad Shahid (Lucknow), Rakesh Yadav (Noida) and Kallu Yadav (Noida).
A statement issued by the party said: “The state president Naresh Uttam has expelled all these for anti-party activities and indiscipline.”
Shivpal announced earlier this week the formation of a new party -- Samajwadi secular front -- whose president will be SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
On Sunday, Mulayam said it was a “mistake” to make Akhilesh the chief minister of UP and he blamed the alliance with the Congress for the ‘poor’ state of the party in the assembly elections held earlier this year.