Rout brings Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav under one roof

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Luckow : In last six months, it was first meeting of the Samajwadi Party which saw no fireworks. It was a rout for the SP in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. The SP could only muster 47 seats out of 403.

For the first time in over three and half months both Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav, who were together discussing with the newly elected MLAs.

While Shivpal Yadav sat quietly during the meeting and only exchanged pleasantries with some legislators, he is known to be angry with outgoing Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

They have never been seen together after a bitter feud broke out in the party after which Akhilesh Yadav took over as the Samajwadi Party's national President and Shivpal Yadav was removed as its state unit chief.

Akhilesh Yadav will name the next leader of the opposition after the March 25 National Executive meet.

Akhilesh Yadav tweeted pictures from the meeting. Uncle Shivpal remained conspicuous in his absence in the pictures: