Akhilesh Yadav re elected SP national chief

Agra (UP), Oct 5 (PTI) This is being seen as a major development and also as a strong message to all detractors of the Samajwadi Party.Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was today unanimously re-elected as the party's national president for a five-year term. This was announced by senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav at the SP national convention here. The party's constitution was amended to extend the tenure of the party chief to five years from the existing three years. Now that 44-year-old Akhilesh will remain at the helm for five years, the 2019 Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections in 2022 will be held under his presidentship.

News24Bureau with Agencies