In the family succession war, finally Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav stands by his son and presently party’s chief Akhilesh Yadav and snubs his brother Shivpal Singh Yadav. It may be recalled, Shivpal Singh Yadav, who had announced to launch his own outfit Samajwadi Secular Morcha (SSM) and claimed that his brother Mulayam Singh would contest in 2019 elections under his new party symbol.
In a move to clear specualtions on alleged diffirences with his son and former chief minister Akhilsh, Mulayam has not only shared the stage with his son, but also appealed to workers to strengthen the party and ensure victory for its candidates in next year’s polls. He made the comments while addressing an SP rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Shivpal Singh Yadav was embroiled in a feud with his nephew, Akhilesh, after which he announced that he will launch his own party. But even before the launch of his party, Shivpal had announced that Mulayam will contest the next elections under the new party’s symbol. Last week, SSM spokesperson Deepak Mishra echoed Shivpal’s statement, announcing that in the next Lok Sabha polls Mulayam Singh would be contesting from Mainpuri as a candidate of SSM.
Shivpal had announced his plans of fielding candidates for all 80 Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh and listed names of the spokespersons for the party which was not even registered as a party then. Accoridng to speculations in the political arena, Shivpal is playing into the political game of BJP to divide SP in the forthcoming polls.