Samajwadi Secular Morcha leader Shivpal Yadav.
- Shivpal Yadav is Akhilesh’s uncle and Mulayam’s brother
- He left Samajwadi Party and floated his own outfit
- Says door for negotiations with Akhilesh are closed now
The political feud between Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav is far from over. After ending ties with the SP and forming his own party-Samajwadi Secular Morcha-Shivpal Yadav has now offered SP founder and Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav a ticket to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Mulayam has been offered to contest from the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat. Mainpuri has been Mulayam’s stronghold for long.
Addressing a press conference in Lucknow on Saturday, Shivpal Yadav said, “We want Mulayam Singh Yadav to contest on our party ticket in the upcoming general election.”
Shivpal said his party has decided to field candidates from all 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. “All doors for negotiations and reconsideration with Samajwadi Party are closed now,” he said.
Claiming that many leaders from the SP are in touch with him, Shivpal said he is working to expand his party’s base. “Many SP leaders will soon join my party. We will also get the party registered with the Election Commission,” he said.
Shivpal also revealed that his decision to end ties with SP was taken after consultation with Mulayam Singh Yadav. In his press conference, Shivpal denied that he is holding backdoor talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said his party is willing to ally with small regional parties.
Shivpal Yadav is an MLA from Jaswant Nagar constituency in Etawa district of Uttar Pradesh. Ahead of the 2017 assembly election, he was unceremoniously removed from the post of state president by Akhilesh Yadav.