Screenshot of Samajwadi Party website
The rift in the Yadav clan has been evident for the last two years with the father-son duo of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav exspressing differences in their views on several issues.
And now, even the official website of the party mentions wrong spelling of the party patron as "Shree Malayam Singh Yadav". The name has been wrongly spelled in the list of candidates contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
On March 8, the party released its first list of nine candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, fielding party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from its stronghold Mainpuri.
The former chief minister represented Mainpuri in the Lok Sabha in 1996, 2004 and 2009. In the 2014 general election, the SP patriarch had contested from Azamgarh and Mainpuri and won both. In Mainpuri, his victory margin was a massive 3.64-lakh votes.
Akhilesh Yadav will contest the upcoming polls from Azamgarh, the seat presently represented by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The socialist stalwart presently represents Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency, which he had won in 2014 elections along with Mainpuri seat, which he had represented thrice earlier in 1996, 2004 and 2009.
Interestingly, Mulayam, in the recently-concluded Budget Session, had showered praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and had said that he wants the latter to be reelected as the PM.