Amid an intensive power struggle within the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP plans to strike at the base of the Yadav clan, their home district Etawah. BJP president Amit Shah will hold a rally in Etawah. Interestingly, it comes at a time when the BJP has emerged as the common point in the allegations and counter allegations between the sparring Yadav cousins Shivpal and Ramgopal. SP is facing a political turmoil. In fact, the party members have not only accused each other of colluding with the saffron party, but have also resurrected the Yadav Singh scam. It is alleged that the family of Ram Gopal, in particular his son Akshay, MP, and his wife, got favours from controversial Noida engineer Yadav Singh’s illegal dealings. The gate is well and truly open for a change over of regime in UP.
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