I never want my party to be divided and lose its might: SP chief
Lucknow: After resignation warning by senior party leader and his younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said he had stopped the former from resigning and that the party would lose its strength had it ever happened.
“Shivpal wanted to resign but I did not let him do that as I never wanted my party to be divided and lose its might,” said the SP supremo during the flag hoisting ceremony at Samajwadi Party office in the state capital.
According to sources close to him, Mulayam said the party’s merger with gangster-turned-politico Mukhtar Ansari’s party Quami Ekta Dal (QED) was the need of the hour and a decision in this regard would be taken soon.
It may be recalled that the merger was earlier opposed and stopped by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after it was already announce by Shivpal.
The party chief's perception:
- SP’s merger with QED can greatly help the party to win the 2017 Assembly polls.
- The merger can benefit the party with 20-24 seats of eastern UP.