Sunil Singh Sajan, Anand Bhadauria and Sanjay Lathar - all MLCs - were shown the door for making "derogatory remarks" against party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, indulging in anti-party activities and indiscipline, according to a party statement.
Besides the three legislators, Mohd Ebad, state chief of Samajwadi Party youth brigade, Brijesh Yadav, state president of SP Yuvjan Sabha, Gaurav Dubey, national president of SP youth brigade and Digvijay Singh Dev, state chief of chatra sabha, were also dismissed from the party on similar grounds.
After assuming charge as Samajwadi Party Uttar Pradesh unit president, Shivpal Yadav yesterday expelled a close relative of senior party leader Ram Gopal Yadav and another leader for their alleged involvement in land grabbing.
Shivpal expelled party MLC Arvind Pratap Yadav, nephew of Ram Gopal Yadav and former village head in Etawah Akhilesh Kumar Yadav for their alleged involvement in land grabbing and other such activities, a move that could once again fuel a war in the family.
Samajwadi Party sources said that Shivpal cracked the whip on Mr Bhadauria and Mr Ebad as they gave statements in favour of Akhilesh during protests over taking away of state party chief post from the chief minister.
Mr Bhadauria and Mr Sajan were sacked in December last year on grounds of indiscipline but were taken back in the party after intervention of Akhilesh.
That time too the Yadav family went through strains as factionalism came to the fore during the Legislative Council polls.