SP workers asked to stay away from meet called by Ram Gopal

Lucknow, Dec 30 (IANS) Toughening its stand against the expelled duo of General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party on Friday warned members and leaders of the party to stay away from the “emergency national convention” called by the former.

In a letter to party leaders, the party’s Uttar Pradesh chief Shivpal Singh Yadav said the convention was unconstitutional and that they should not travel to the state capital for it or sign any papers with regard to it. He went on to state that anyone from the party who would be participating in the meeting will be considered working against the party and face action.

Earlier in the evening, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had also scoffed at the meeting and said the party constitution mandated that the national President okay such a meet. To this, a defiant Ram Gopal Yadav had retorted that the SP chief does not know the constitution and that since he himself was engaged in unconstitutional acts, his permission was not necessary.

–IANS

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