With the Uttar Pradesh elections right around the corner, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav seems to have taken a u-turn. Mulayam Singh Yadav said that he will not only campaign for Samajwadi Party but also for Congress in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

As per reports, Mulayam Singh Yadav will be campaigning for the party from February 9 once the nominations are over.

Mulayam Singh added that the Samajwadi Party government in UP, led by his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, has done tremendous work.

Mulayam also added that he did everything a father could do for his son.

Earlier on Sunday, the party founder had slammed the alliance between Samajwadi Party and Congress and said had said that SP was capable enough to contest and win elections alone and that there was no need for the alliance.

The face of the alliance is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. The SP patriarch had further said that he would not go anywhere to campaign for the SP-Congress alliance.

“I will not go anywhere to campaign for this (SP-Congress) alliance,” Mulayam Singh Yadav had said.

Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in seven-phases for 403 seats on 11, 15, 19, 23 and 27 February, and 4 and 8 March.

First Published | 2 February 2017 1:30 PM
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