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SP's purge: 36 leaders sacked but Akhilesh won't quit

Lucknow: Rattled by Samajwadi Party's rout in Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today sacked 36 leaders having status of minister of state in his government but ruled out his resignation.  Party

PTI [ Updated: May 20, 2014 17:09 IST ]
sp s purge 36 leaders sacked but akhilesh won t quit
sp s purge 36 leaders sacked but akhilesh won t quit

Lucknow: Rattled by Samajwadi Party's rout in Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today sacked 36 leaders having status of minister of state in his government but ruled out his resignation.  


Party sources said among those who got the axe were over six leaders of minority community, adding Akhilesh might sack some cabinet and state ministers too after the poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls, where the SP managed to get just five seats.

Amid demands for his resignation, Akhilesh, however, indicated that he was in no mood to quit and said reasons behind SP's poor show were being reviewed.

“The political equations of all the states are different... one state cannot be compared to another,” he said in response to questions on whether he would follow his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, who resigned after his party's poll debacle.

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