Akhilesh to be SP National Working President

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was on Sunday proposed as the new National Working President of the ruling Samajwadi Party at a meeting called by his supporters.

Senior party leader Ramgopal Yadav made the declaration amid a roar of approval at the meeting attended by thousands of party activists and many legislators.

Ramgopal Yadav also proposed to the gathering that party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav be the “Marg Darshak” of the Samajwadi Party and announced the expulsion of Amar Singh, a Mulayam confidant.