A day after getting hold of Samajwadi Party's election symbol 'bicycle', Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav met his supporters in Lucknow where he reiterated that the relation between him and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav is still intact.
Sources said that Akhilesh also accepted a list of 38 candidates sent by Mulayam.
The list also includes the names of Aditya Yadav and Aparna Yadav.
However, Mulayam's younger brother Shivpal Singh will not fight the election.
Sources said that Mulayam himself is not going to field any candidates on SP's ticket.
"We have a big responsibility. Our focus is on retaining power," Akhilesh said while interacting with journalists at his residence.
Akhilesh also tried to dodge questions over a possible alliance with the Congress in the assembly elections.
"Please wait for some time," UP CM responded after Congress offered to form a pre-poll alliance with the ruling party.
(With inputs from agencies)