Somewhere in Uttar Pradesh....

The purge began in Samajwadi Party with the sacking of 36 persons who had been given ministerial ranks, many of them from the minority community .
A day after party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav humiliated CM Akhilesh Yadav in a stock-taking meeting by pointing out that when he was CM, SP had won 36 seats while under his son's watch, the party had managed only five (all of them from the Yadav clan), Akhilesh took a step that is being seen as more of a knee-jerk reaction than something substantial. But there were indications that more heads might roll and some ministers might be axed.
None of the 36 is in the real sense a minister. Six months after it came to power in 2012, the SP government doled out ministerial ranks to more than a 100 people in a bid to “keep them happy“. Later, the list was pruned to 88.
As clamour for his resignation grew, and despite Mulayam's damaging comments after which he walked out of the meeting, Akhilesh refused to step down. He is not only the CM, but also the state SP chief.
During an interaction with the media after his first cabinet meeting post-elections, when Akhilesh was pointedly asked whether he would take moral responsibility for the defeat and offer to resign he said, “The political equations of all the states are different... one state cannot be compared to another.“

Angry and humiliated by her party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, BSP supremo Mayawati overhauled the party's organisational structure.
Presiding over a closed-door meeting of workers from across the country here, Mayawati dissolved the party's zonal committees, some of which were headed by her close aides like Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Munquad Ali, Jugal Kishore and Baliram, who were zonal coordinators.
In all, the BSP had 18 zonal coordinators taking care of a cluster of parliamentary seats.
The coordinators' role is to coordinate with the district committee and select party candidates for assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

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