Shivpal Yadav meets Mulayam in Delhi to end 'family tussle'
Lucknow: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav, who was stripped of important portfolios on Tuesday, met the party chief Mulayam Singh at latter’s residence here on Wednesday and tried to sort out the differences within the family.
Shivpal was accompanied by his son Aditya Yadav. The Meeting lasted for two hours.
According to party sources, all differences within the family and outside were discussed and are likely to be sorted out.
Party MP and media honcho Subhash Chandra, who shares a close bond with both Shivpal and Amar Singh, was present during the meeting. Though no official statement came from either of the party leaders, but sources say that issues from QED-SP merger and the sacking of Deepak Singhal was raised by SP chief Mulayam Singh.
A compromise plan also has been chalked out to end the ongoing tiff within the Yadav clan.
Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, however, has showered the words of praise over Akhilesh after the current tussle in the first political family.
What Amar Singh said?
- I am with the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
- I don’t have political but family relationship with the family.
- I have seen him grow as a child and reach the highest level (of a chief minister).
- He is now not a leader of a group but leader of crores of UP-ites.
The statement marks a contrast with the statement chief minister Akhilesh Yadav made this morning. In an indirect reference to him (Amar Singh) and some other “outsiders”, he said “It is they (outsiders) who are hampering the development of the state. There is no dispute in the family. Whatever fight is there, it is inside the government circles.”