New Delhi: Samajwadi Party state president Shivpal Yadav has been sent on a drive to New Delhi by his elder brother and party president Mulayam Singh Yadav to look for a grand alliance.
Another purpose of Shivpal’s Delhi visit is to invite leaders of several other parties for the grand 25th birthday celebrations of the Samajwadi Party in Lucknow next week.
Shivpal’s Delhi visit comes after he had said that “all followers of Lohia, Chaudhary Charan Singh and Gandhi to come together and fight communal forces”. It is speculated that Shivpal Yadav is putting efforts to gather forces together for the UP elections and the contest the elections on the format of Bihar elections last year. Experts speculate that Shivpal and Mulayam are in full mood for a Mahagadhbandhan 2.0 (Grand Alliance).
SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had pulled out of the Bihar alliance in what is widely seen as a political misstep, and his younger brother Shivpal has blamed Ram Gopal Yadav for the pull out.
The Samajwadi Party has been hit by a massive family feud that has placed Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh at different ends.