<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Fearing the repercussions of a divided house, ruling Samajwadi Party is contemplating taking back all its expelled leaders, if Rajya Sabha member Ramgopal Yadav’s reinstatement is any signal.With Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections barely few months away, SP does not want to portray a picture of disunity knowing fully well that dents in its vote bank will help its opponents BSP and BJP in the battle of ballots.Some of the expelled youth leaders, close to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, have already met party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, triggering speculation of their early return to party fold. MLCs Sunil Sajan, Anand Bhadauria and Sanjay Lather, and youth leaders Gaurav Dubey, Digvijay Singh Dev and Brajesh Yadav among others met Mulayam and have reportedly tendered apology for their actions that had led to their expulsion from the party, SP sources said.The youth leaders are said to have pleaded with the party chief to allow them to work for the SP to strengthen it before the assembly polls. Mulayam has assured them that he would look into their request, the sources said.After the return of Ram Gopal, who was expelled from the party for six years, speculation was rife that others too will also brought back.Taking a strong view of the protests and sloganeering on the streets during the feud in the first family of Samajwadi Party, the state unit had expelled a number of youth wing leaders, who were said to be close to Akhilesh.Ram Gopal’s return to SP is widely seen as a victory for the Akhilesh camp, which has been at loggerheads with Shivpal over party control and poll strategy. Party insiders said that Ram Gopal’s return heralded return of expelled youth leaders of Akhilesh camp as the Rajya Sabha member had laid down a condition that all those scaked should be reinducted into the party if his expulsion was revoked.”Talks are going on and it is expected that all expulsions will be revoked after a warning to the youth leaders,” a senior SP leader said, adding that party veterans Beni Prasad Verma and Reoti Raman — close to Mulayam — were working overtime to bring Ram Gopal and others back. Around 20 office bearers of various youth wings in Lucknow and other districts who had either quit or were expelled from the party, could also return to the original party fold.

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Ahead of UP polls, Samajwadi Party may take back all expelled youth leaders