At a rally where leaders proclaimed all the party's leaders were working together, Samajwadi Party state president Shivpal Yadav pushed aside a supporter of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's loyalist when he began speaking.
Javed Abidi was speaking in favour of Akhilesh and termed the Uttar Pradesh chief minister the "future of the party".
And while he was speaking, Shivpal rose from his seat pushed him away while party leader Om Prakash Singh took hold of the mike.
"Everyone should maintain discipline.Indiscipline will not be tolerated," Shivpal said.
However, party sources claimed that while Abidi's name was included in the list of speakers, Shivpal acted against him after being instructed by party surpemo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
with PTI inputs