Akhilesh all set to be re-elected SP national president at party convention

Akhilesh all set to be re-elected SP national president at party convention
Notwithstanding his father and Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav calling him 'dhokhebaaz' (going back on the promise to hand over the reins of the party), SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav is all set to be re-elected the national president of the party in its forthcoming national convention beginning at Agra from Thursday.
 
SP sources here said on Tuesday that all arrangements had been made to hold the convention in the Taj city in which over 15 thousand delegates from different parts of the country were likely to take part.
 
Although Akhilesh had met Mulayam at latter's residence in what the sources termed an attempt to persuade him to attend the forthcoming national convention of the party at Agra, it was not yet clear if the SP patron would attend the same.
 
Akhilesh had while getting himself anointed as national president of the party last year, said that he would hand over the reins of the party back to Mulayam after the assembly polls.
 
Former SP general secretary and Akhilesh's estranged uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav has not been invited to the convention, SP sources said.
 
SP sources also confided that a section of the party was trying to broker a truce in the SP family and persuade Shivpal to accept Akhilesh's leadership in exchange for the post of general secretary.
 
Akhilesh and Shivpal had fallen out a few months before the assembly polls in the state and the former, then the chief minister had sacked the latter from the ministry. In the subsequent days the SP infighting intensified further and Akhilesh, at a hurriedly convened National Convention of the SP, also ousted Mulayam from the post of national president and anointed himself as the national president.
 
Sources said that the convention was likely to adopt several resolutions on the political, economic and other fields and target the BJP for its ''divisive'' and ''communal'' politics.
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