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SP Split: Shivpal Yadav To Form New Samajwadi Secular Morcha, Party Chief To Be Mulayam Singh Yadav[/caption]
Senior leader of Samajwadi Party Shivpal Yadav has announced that he is forming a new party 'Samajwadi Secular Morcha' which will have former SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav as party chief.
Rifts had been growing within the Samajwadi Party for quite some time with two factions separating led by Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh, although both factions had come together to fight the UP Assembly Elections 2017.
The Samajwadi Party faced major losses in the UP elections where it had allied with Congress, against the wishes of Mulayam Singh.