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.