SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday visited his estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav at the latter’s residence in Lucknow and announced an alliance with his Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party–Lohia (PSP-L).
Allegedly upset over his diminishing stature in the SP, Shivpal Yadav broke away and floated the PSPL in 2018.
Shivpal Yadav has sought a merger or alliance of his party with the Samajwadi Party several times, the latest being on Tuesday in Barabanki.
Earlier on November 3, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also announced that his party will form an alliance with his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav's party and will give him 'full respect'.
Shivpal Yadav has been expressing his willingness for the last few months to align with his nephew saying he would prefer an alliance with the SP over any other party for the 2022 elections
“Our Samajik Parivartan Yatra took off from Mathura on October 12, the birthplace of Lord Krishna.
Targeting the BJP government in UP and the Centre, the PSP president said that the saffron party has not fulfilled any promises.
He said his party intends to contest 403 seats of the Uttar Pradesh assembly next year but it would be in the interest of both the party and the people if the two parties fight the elections together.
Shivpal Yadav had quit the SP after differences with his nephew Akhilesh Yadav and formed his own party.
Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother Shivpal Yadav might go in favour of Ram Nath Kovind, despite party president Akhilesh Yadav's instruction to vote for opposition candidate Meira Kumar.
Mulayam declared all the resolutions passed in the emergency convention called yesterday by expelled leader Ram Gopal Yadav as “null and void”.
National convention called by expelled leader Ram Gopal Yadav replaces the founding father with his Chief Minister son as party chief; Mulayam Singh terms the move as unconstitutional.
Akhilesh Yadav’s supporters forcibly entering the premises and removing Shivpal Yadav’s nameplate from his office.