New Delhi: Downplaying the expulsion of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav from his party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday pinpointed the demerit of a family-centered political party.
“In family-centered parties, if the family breaks up, the party also falls apart,” BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said. “UP people had already waved Akhilesh off, his expulsion doesn't have much impact.”
Earlier this evening, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled his son Akhilesh Yadav and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years on grounds of indiscipline.
The expulsion didn’t go down well with Ram Gopal Yadav, who found it “unconstitutional” and therefore urged the “party workers to come to RM Lohia University on Jan 1 at 11am to discuss as to how to stop those doing wrong in party.”
“It's unconstitutional to expel someone without listening to them just hours after issuing show-cause notice,” Ram Gopal said.
Akhilesh is expected to address a press conference soon.