Mulayam’s son takes charge of SP in Uttar Pradesh

June 3rd, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday named party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Akhilesh Yadav as its Uttar Pradesh unit president — apparently taking the cue from the trend set by certain national political parties to entrust greater responsibility to the youth.
Mulayam Singh Yadav’s cousin and SP national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha, made the announcement in New Delhi.

Akhilesh Yadav’s elevation was a foregone conclusion the day Mulayam Singh Yadav last month announced his decision to stay in New Delhi and devote more time to national politics. He then declared his younger brother Shivpal Yadav as his successor and named him as leader of the opposition in the assembly here.

Shivpal Yadav had been the acting president of the state Samajwadi Party ever since his predecessor Ram Saran Das passed away in 2008.

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