Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav today expressed his differences with son Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav. He said, “I am not in favour of any alliance. If Akhilesh and Ram Gopal will form an alliance with any party than I will have to take a decision,” as per ANI. Earlier, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav attacked Shivpal Yadav saying party leaders who were talking of guarding Mulayam Singh Yadav’s honour are siding with the BJP, as per Times of India. Shivpal, Mulayam’s younger brother had repeatedly claimed that senior party leaders were unhappy with the humiliating behaviour of Akhilesh and the way in which the SP founder was dethroned.
The MLCs who left SP to join BJP had maintained they felt “suffocated” in the party since Mulayam was replaced by Akhilesh. MLC Ashok Bajpai, a Mulayam loyalist, who also resigned, said he was peeved over how Mulayam and Shivpal were sidelined, Times of India Reported.
Addressing the media in Muradnagar, Mulayam also attacked the UP government saying the BJP government in the state has failed to curb crime and maintain law and order. The former Chief Minister alleged that the BJP has failed to keep its promise to tackle crime in the five months it has been in power, as per IANS. On triple talaq, Singh said it is a “fair” decision by the Supreme Court.
Earlier, Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother Shivpal had on August 8 participated in a meeting of the Lohia Trust in Lucknow, while Akhilesh Yadav skipped. Due to the absence of Akhilesh and his uncle Ram Gopal from the meeting, Shivpal said, “Everyone was informed. They must be busy…They will join us in the next meeting.” While Mulayam is the president of the Trust, Akhliesh, Shivpal, Ramgopal Yadav, Mohd Azam Khan and others are its members, a per PTI.