Battle lines drawn between Mulayam and Akhilesh again
Lucknow : It seems the truce between Yadavs in Uttar Pradesh is not done yet. The SP feud is out again and the battle lines are drawn between Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav. Is this teh end of UP's first family.
Days after Mulayam had to cancel a dinner meet organised for newly elected Samajwadi Party's lawmakers, the senior Yadav gave it back to his son Akhilesh Yadav, telling a gathering at a function in home turf Mainpuri that he had never felt as humiliated in his life as he did during the previous five years.
He even went on to said, "Yeh sahi hai jo apne baap ka nahin woh kisi ka nahi ho sakta" (It is true that a man who betrayed his father cannot be loyal to his people).
It was a charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had levelled at Akhilesh Yadav in the run-up to the elections during a rally in Kannauj. The SP patriarch recalled PM Modi’s remark and agreed on this account and felt that the SP got a drubbing in the 2017 assembly elections because people too agreed.
The three-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, who was also opposed to the alliance with the Congress, had kept an arm's distance from the SP's campaign and ventured out only to campaign for brother Shivpal in Jaswantnagar and daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav in Lucknow.