MSY’s second wife says feud may hit result

However, she tried to convey that she wanted the SP to win and Akhilesh to become the next chief minister.

Published: 08th March 2017 01:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2017 04:21 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: Chief Minister and SP national president Akhilesh Yadav had not even wound up his campaign for the UP Assembly, that the simmering embers of the feud his family was locked in, caught fire again on Tuesday when his step-mother Sadhna Yadav chose to speak up about the squabble and its impelling impact on party prospects in the current polls.

While the State is yet to vote for the final phase of polls on March 8 and all was looking well in the Yadav family, Sadhna’s oblique statement hints at a bigger trouble the family might face in the days to come. “The feud will certainly influence the verdict of the voter.

Let’s see how it goes after March 11,” she said, while giving way to her doubts about the party’s performance, especially under the shadow of the family war. 

However, she tried to convey that she wanted the SP to win and Akhilesh to become the next chief minister.

In her first-ever interaction with the media on Tuesday, Sadhna openly shared her political ambitions narrating how she always wanted to join politics but was not allowed by Mulayam. 

“But now it is high time that I have my own way. I don’t want any position or post for myself, but want it for my son Prateek. Party should send him to Rajya Sabha,” she said. The SP patriarch’s second wife was all praise for Akhilesh, who, she said, never disobeyed his father or her. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.