Alliance is an outcome of Yadav family feud, says Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow: In a recent revelation Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has confirmed that the Samajwadi Party’s alliance with the Congress was a product of the massive family feud within the Yadav clan.
In an interview to leading daily, The Hindu, "If these things [family matters] had not cropped up and some political decisions did not have to be taken, then this alliance may not have happened. The time and circumstances were such that we had to have this alliance…”
He referred the alliance as the need of a particular time and circumstances and said that all political differences were kept aside to preserve the secular fabric in Uttar Pradesh.
The CM, however, said that he enjoyed a good chemistry with Rahul Gandhi and expressed his happiness that both the parties were contesting the 2017 UP assembly elections together.
Yadav stated, “Sometimes you just build a friendship. Some say that after a certain age, friendships happen according to needs. We are the same age, we think alike. He too wants the country and the state to develop.”
He further added, “We have shaken hands with each-other to form a political formation that can protect the secular fabric of the country and take on communal parties like the BJP.”
The SP hier even went to the extend to sate that, “All Samajwadi leaders, are products of the Congress party.”
With the 53 assembly constituencies of the state going to polls on Thursday, the Samajwadi Party truly believes that its alliance with the Congress Party will assist in bringing the regional party back to power for another five years.