Mulayam expels Ram Gopal Yadav from SP for 6 years

Lucknow, Dec 30 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday expelled party General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav for six years for indulging in anti-party activities.

“I am expelling Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years. He has harmed party’s interests through his activities, and has been deliberately creating problems in the party,” Mulayam Singh said here.

He was speaking to reporters after Ram Gopal Yadav called a national convention of the Samajwadi Party on January 1 following a rift over a list of candidates to fight assembly polls due next year.

Mulayam Singh said “no one has the right to call national executive meeting” other than the party chief.

He also accused Ram Gopal of damaging the future prospects of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.