Samajwadi Party family feud: Father and son likely to shake hands and make up
Uttar Pradesh: Months of long-drawn familial feud are set to come to an end as the warring factions in Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party arrive at a ceasefire. According to sources, patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh Yadav, who respectively lead the two camps in the feud, are expected to have a good heart-to-heart and rid the party of the malice in the air.
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who has been acting as the middleman between the father and son reportedly indicated that the party was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Briefing the media, he was noted as saying, “good news is likely to emerge soon.”
Further reports in the TOI claim that sources close to the family revealed that when Mulayam came back from Delhi on Thursday evening, the UP CM was even ready to reach the Amausi airport to receive him.
He had apparently told his close aides that he had called up his father thrice on Thursday and would go to the airport to receive him.
The months-long feud within Samajwadi party’s Yadav family hit a high note when last week Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled his son, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and cousin Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years. However, the young Yadav was soon re-inducted by party workers as the Samajwadi Party president.
The resultant infighting sees a tug of war with Amar Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav on one side and Akhilesh and Ram Gopal Yadav on the other. The Election Commission has given the two sides time till January 9th to prove their majority to claim the party and its symbol, the iconic ‘cycle’.