Uttar Pradesh, September 13: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and the current Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, has stepped out of his position in the party as its  UP unit chief. Instead his uncle, Shivpal Yadav has been appointed as the new Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party’s State President.

Shivpal Yadav is the brother of former UP chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav . In the past, he has been reported to be upset about some developments in the party. As per reports, the leader was not contended with the decision of merging with Mukhtar Ansari’s party. It also became evident that Shivpal was not happy with his role  in the party.

The rift in the leadership of Samajwadi Party was seen to be very detrimental to the party’s performance in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Yadav had earlier even threatened to quit the party while addressing a rally in Manipur. The leader had said that some leaders and party officers were not obeying his orders making it difficult for him to function. He also said that he would be forced to resign if the pattern continued within the party. (ALSO READ: Akhilesh Yadav sidelines uncle Shivpal Yadav, reinducts Balram Yadav in cabinet reshuffle)

 However, Mulayam Singh Yadav stopped Shivpal from resigning, he was reportedly quoted saying, ”I stopped Shivpal Yadav from resigning from his post. If Shivpal quits, the Samajwadi Party will be in deep trouble. There’s some conspiracy taking place against Shivpal. While he is engaged in his work, there are some who persecutes him.”

He also slammed his son Akhilesh Yadav’s government saying, “The present government in Uttar Pradesh doesn’t want to work. Akhilesh has ruined the entire Samajwadi Party. Ministers of Akhilesh government are a burden for the party. There are some in the Cabinet who are deep involved in corrupt practices.” the latest appointment should definitely help to stabilise the party before the crucial elections next year.