Drawing a paradigm shift in the current political scenario of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav is likely to announce a new party on Monday morning. Singh has called for a press conference at Lohia Trust in Lucknow at 11:30AM. Sources close to Shivpal Yadav informed NewsX that if truce is not established with Akhilesh Yadav till Sunday evening, Mulayam Singh will float a new party named ‘Akhil Bharatiya Samajwadi Party’ and the party symbol will be ‘Motorcycle’.

After feud in the Yadav family, Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav joined hands and Shivpal Yadav, Mulayam were sidelined.

Amid tension in the party, Akhilesh Yadav during the 8th state convention of the party took a veiled jibe at Shivpal Yadav and said that the party workers should be cautious of ‘duplicates’. However, Akhilesh got emotional while referring to his father and in his speech to the workers; he said ‘Netaji’ had worked hard to take the party to this level.

He added that Mulayam was his father and that his blessings would always be with him and the party in times to come, too. “My father is with me and will always remain as well.”

Mulayam Singh was relegated to the post of ‘mentor’ in the party since January 1.

On Thursday, Mulayam Singh Yadav, president of Lohia Trust removed Ram Gopal from the post of secretary and bestowed brother Shivpal Yadav with the responsibility.  

Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday did not turn up for the 8th state convention of the party he formed 25 years back. Shivpal Yadav told media that he and Mulayam Singh had not received any invitation for the meet.

Another speculations doing claims that Mulayam Singh might join hands with Lokdal to form a secular front.  On Thursday Lokdal National President Sunil Singh said that Netaji (Mulayam), who is also a founder member of the Lokdal, and Shivpal will be with us and work for the formation of a secular front. They will hold a joint press conference with us on Monday. Lok Dal has the old election symbol of ‘farmer ploughing field’.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published | 24 September 2017 6:44 PM
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