Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was expected to announce a new political party along with Shivpal Yadav after both were sidelined by Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, on Monday addressed a press conference and said that he is not forming a new party as of now.  

Possibilities of Mulayam Singh Yadav floating a new party aroused after he did not turn up for the 8th state convention of the party he formed 25 years back. Informing the media, sidelined party leader Shivpal Yadav said that he and Mulayam Singh did not received any invitation for the meet, perhaps this was the reason for both of them not attending the party meeting. 

Speaking at the press conference that was held at Lohia Trust in Lucknow, Mulayam Singh also responded to son Akhilesh’s blessings remark and said, “He is me son so my blessings are with him but I don’t agree with his decisions.”

Akhilesh Yadav during party’s 8th state convention said that he had the blessings of his father. 

Hitting out the Centre and Yogi Adityanath’s government in Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav raked the issue of recent violence in BHU and said that girls are not safe in this university. There is no rule of law left in the state.

Mulayam further took a pot shot at Centre and said, “None of the promises made by the government were fulfilled in 3 years of its governance. Petrol-diesel prices have skyrocketed.”

Earlier on September 24, 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’. However, the founder cleared the air and said he was not forming any new party as of now.

Previously, following a feud in the Yadav family during Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav joined hands and Shivpal Yadav, Mulayam were sidelined.

 

First Published | 25 September 2017 12:25 PM
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