Lucknow, Oct 23: In a swift and sudden move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday sacked his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav as a senior minister in his Cabinet.
Akhilesh also sacked four other ministers -- Narad Rai, Om Prakash, Shadab Fatima, Gayatri Prasad Prajapati -- all considered close to Shivpal Singh Yadav, who is also the state unit chief of the Samajwadi Party (SP).
The development comes as a jolt to the efforts at truce between the two warring factions in the ruling Samajwadi Party.
It indicates the party is heading towards something big, sources told IANS.
FLASH: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav sacks 4 ministers including Shivpal Yadav and OP Singh from the cabinet
FLASH: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav sacks 4 ministers including Shivpal Yadav and OP Singh from the cabinet— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 23, 2016