Ramgopal Yadav back Samajwadi Party, credits Mulayam for his comeback

Expelled Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav’s suspension from the revoked on Thursday.

“It was inevitable. It is because of Netaji that I am back in Samajwadi Party. He was never against me,” Yadav told reporters.

He was also reinstated as the Samajwadi Party’s general secretary and will also be the member of party’s Central Parliamentary Board.

Ramgopal, who is considered close to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, was expelled from the party for six years on
October 23 on the instructions of the SP supremo.

Ramgopal is a cousin of Mulayam and Shivpal and is considered to play the role of a “think tank”. He had strongly
supported Akhilesh in the family feud in the Yadav clan.

While announcing his expulsion, Shivpal had levelled serious allegations against Ramgopal, saying he was working as part of a “conspiracy” in collusion with the BJP to weaken the SP and tarnish the Akhilesh Yadav government’s image.

“Ramgopal had met thrice with top leaders of the saffron party,” Shivpal had said, accusing his cousin of “patronising and shielding corrupt elements.”. Ramgopal was also blamed for the SP’s breakup from the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar election last year.

He was sacked hours after Shivpal and three other ministers considered close to him were sacked from the State
cabinet by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.