Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was on Thursday unanimously re-elected as the party’s national president for a five-year term. The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday took to twitter and congratulated Yadav for the win.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 5, 2017
This was announced by senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav at the SP national convention.
The party’s constitution was amended to extend the tenure of the party chief to five years from the existing three years.
Now that 44-year-old Akhilesh will remain at the helm for five years, the 2019 Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections in 2022 will be held under his presidentship.