Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday made a u-turn towards his patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. Instead of splitting the party, as anticipated, Akhilesh Yadav emerged from his meeting with cabinet ministers as party loyalist, vowing to never break away.
Soon after making some tough decisions against his uncle and other Amar Singh camp ministers, Akhilesh made a few emotional statements for his father and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. Here is a glimpse:
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5 emotional statements made by Akhilesh about Mulayam Singh Yadav
#Mulayam Singh is and will always be my leader, says Akhilesh Yadav
#Will go for rath yatra, but will also attend silver jubilee celebrations, Akhilesh vows not to break party, but to strengthen it
#Action against those who are acting against party and netaji (Mulayam), Akhilesh stands with father
#Will gift Agra-Lucknow express way before netaji's birthday, says CM Akhilesh
#I am heir to Samjwadi Party and I will make all important decision, Akhilesh Yadav displays power in the SP family
Akhilesh Yadav’s statements come as a surprise especially when Mulayam Singh Yadav had recently told media that the rift between the father—son duo had become so wide that Akhilesh was not even taking his calls.
Feud or not, a show of solidarity by Mulayam and Akhilesh at this point has set the stage of party’s strategy for upcoming UP assembly elections.