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SP feud: Mulayam, Akhilesh exchange heated words

SP feud: Mulayam, Akhilesh exchange heated words
<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">With Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav trading barbs while the chief minister was accused of planning to float a party, a charge he denied.Cut up with his son, Mulayam Singh Yadav put up a strong defence of his brother Shivpal Yadav, who was sacked by Akhilesh yesterday from his cabinet, and General Secretary Amar Singh but ruled out replacing the chief minister, who offered to quit.
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<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">The political drama was also punctuated by clashes between rival factions outside and inside the venue and after the abrupt end to the meeting of the legislators, MPs and ministers.
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<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">Seeking to put at rest speculation, Akhilesh ruled out forming any new party and offered to step down if Mulayam Singh Yadav wanted.
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<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">With his father and uncle watching, he broke down while addressing the meeting.
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<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">"Let '<g data-gr-id="35">netaji</g>' (Mulayam) install a chief minister who he feels is honest," he said.
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<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">"Why should I form a new party?" he posed in an emotionally choked voice.
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<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">At the meeting Akhilesh said all these years he had toiled hard for the welfare of the people.<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">
<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">"<g data-gr-id="36">Merey</g> pita, <g data-gr-id="37">merey</g> guru <g data-gr-id="38">hain</g> (my father is my guru)" he said.
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<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Chief Minister said many people were trying to create divisions within his family using various machinations and that he had taught himself how to oppose any wrong doing.
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<div style="color: #444444; font-family: "Segoe UI", Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">Tension was palpable much before the meeting began with youth supporters of Akhilesh mounting pressure on the leadership in support of the chief minister.

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