So as of now, Akhilesh Yadav, the CM of Uttar Pradesh stands expelled from the Samajwadi Party. The expulsion decision was taken by none other than his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Party President.
So who’s to be blamed for the things escalating to the point of no return?
Who has made the judgment error and who among two was not able to separate fact from the fiction?
I think the blame goes to both father and son.
The senior Yadav, was not able to understand who must be the natural inheritor of his decades long political legacy. For obvious reasons, it is no one but his son, Akhilesh Yadav. By allying himself with his brother, Mulayam Singh Yadav, has in a way put an end to his (self) political legacy. Whosoever goes the command now, be it Shivpal Yadav or some else, a new legacy will begin. The Senior Yadav erred or made a judgement of error in choosing his allies. If political parties during transition phase become family feuds, then logic says, it’s better to ally oneself with a Cousin, rather than a real brother.
The Junior Yadav, Akhilesh, was not able to understand one important wisdom. It takes decades for people in politics to get trusted allies. He assumed that this can be done in just a couple of years. This assumption is not very accurate. As right now those who’re supporting him can best be called “Friends of good times”. Or those who’re often called Opportunists.
The purpose of the article is not to present political parties as family owned companies. Th idea is simply make the reader know how difficult it’s to blame one and let the other go blameless.