Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday lost his cool with media persons for asking questions on his uncle Shivpal Yadav's reported statement on giving party chief post to his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. 

Source: b'Akhilesh had called for a press conference in Lucknow, which he later cancelled/ Source: PTI'

When a television reporter wearing a saffron shirt asked about Shivpal's statement, an infuriated Akhilesh said, "He (the reporter) is new here. He is wearing saffron. I want to tell him and other journalists to fix any day in May, and I will answer all your questions. But after that you should not ask any question about my family. "

"There is much politics going on. If the country is ruined, you (the reporter) will also not be there. The country is being ruined because of people like you." he said. 

The SP leader had called a press conference in Lucknow, which he later postponed for tomorrow after his skirmish with the media. As per reports, Akhilesh's security guards also misbehaved with a senior journalist at the party office.

(Feature image source: PTI)