The ruling Samajwadi Party was on Friday on the verge of a split after party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and general secretary Ramgopal Yadav for six years after they put up candidates against the official nominees and summoned a party meet on Sunday Jan 1 2017 .
The follwing is a Timeline of the family feud that lead to the Dec 30 2016 break up
By that account the troubles started in August 2016
According to an Indian political analyst In July 2016 (ie before the fued had started ) Mulayam Singh Yadav the patriarch of the Samajwadi party had hired APCO the firm used by PM Modi for the 2014 elections The hiring happened two months after notorious political fixer Amar Singh rejoined the SP Whether Amar Singh had any part in the hiring of APCO or not is not certain
Mossad and Shin Bet also have a habit of providing prostitutes to politicians and then blackmailing them
Taking the relatively unsophisticated and naive SP MLAs and leaders to the US could be to entrap them
In September 2016 ie 2 months after APCO was given charge of “training” SP politicians in America Abhishek Yadav the Chief Minister and son hired a Harvard consultant , the ruling SP has roped in world-renowned political consultant Steve Jarding of Harvard University to handle the election campaign . Jarding, a campaign manager and political consultant for the Democrats in the US, was already advising SP on various issues, but is now officially on board.Harvard Professor to design SP election campaign
A BJP friendly journalist put out an email allegedly from Jardine advising the father and son to start a public spat and then sideline the Uncle just as it happened on the 30th
The media seems reluctant to discuss APCO’s role while the Professors role is being splashed about everywhere
If the APCO hire is correct the veracity of the alleged email is suspect. Rahul Kunwal the reporter who released the email is pro BJP and has in the past been caught posting outright lies An impression of a fixed fight will benefit the BJP
If indeed APCO was hired what is its status today? Who is it representing ? Why did Akhilesh Yadav decide just two months after hiring APCO to hire a different PR agency ?
What did the SP leaders “learn” in America?