The feud in the ruling Samjwadi Party’s first family has once again come to the fore! Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has written to SP Mulayam Singh Yadav saying he won’t attend the party ceremony on November 5. This has come days after Mulayam Singh had said the elected MLAs of the party will decide the chief minister, indicating that his son and current chief minister Akhilesh may not be nominated as the CM face before elections. His remarks came amid a tussle for power within the party between Akhilesh and Shivpal Yadav, Mulayam’s brother. Shivpal is the UP state chief of the party and a minister in the Akhilesh government. Mulayam made efforts to repair the rift while constantly underlining that there were no fissures in the party.
Akhilesh Yadav will start campaigning for the 2017 UP Assembly polls in the November 3 in a ‘Rath’.
Akhilesh had few days back said that if nobody else, he is ready to campaign alone for the upcoming UP polls in 2017. Later, Mulayam had rebuked the statement saying the MPs and elected parliamentary board will decide who the CM of Uttar Pradesh will be. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had slammed SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and praised his Akhilesh instead. He had said that Akhilesh has the potential and if he does not take risks now, he will not gain.