Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that his party will score a victory in upcoming 2017 Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh. Embroiled in a power tussle with his uncle Shivpal Yadav and father Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh said that he is going to present his sixth budget in the year 2017. On communal politics in the state, the UP CM said that there is no politics being done in the name Cow now. However, he said that the issue will pop-up at the time of elections from nowhere. “There is no controversy on the cow right now in UP but you will see as elections approach, the Cow will pop up from nowhere,” he said. “I have said this in the Vidhan Sabha earlier also and I repeat it again – I will present the 6th budget as well,” Akhilesh added.
With his statement, the junior Yadav, indirectly made it clear that he wishes to be the CM if the party wins in 2017. The CM made the comments in a conversation with news channel Aaj Tak. Akhilesh has kicked-off his election campaign in the state. The CM released his latest campaign video without featuring Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal on Wednesday.
There is a fierce battle over the power in party and government is going on in Samajwadi Party camp. Akhilesh Yadav, who has been assertive about his role as a chief minister, has been locking horns with his uncle Shivpal Yadav. The CM has dropped Shivpal as a minister from government, who in return, sacked several Akhilesh’ aides, including the party strongman Ram Gopal Yadav recently.