No Feud in the Family, Akhilesh Will Return as CM: Mulayam Singh

Mulayam Singh denies any rumours of Shivpal Yadav sulking or Amar Singh being slighted.

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Rebuffing all rumours of feuds within the Samajwadi Party as well as his family, party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday told reporters in New Delhi that his son Akhilesh Yadav will be the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh if his party wins the state assembly elections.

Akhilesh Yadav will be the next Chief Minister. There are no differences in the family. I will start campaigning from tomorrow. Amar Singh is not upset and there are no differences. Akhilesh was given full freedom to work.
Mulayam Singh, Samajwadi Party Chief

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister further said that he will campaign for Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance.

Congress will contest 105 seats in Uttar Pradesh under a pre-poll tie-up with Samajwadi Party which will fight in the remaining 298 seats for the Assembly elections starting 11 February.

Earlier, Mulayam had told media that he would campaign for his younger brother Shivpal Yadav first.

After that, he would go to seek votes for the candidates named by his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

“Shivpal is not one is upset. How can Shivpal make a new party without talking to me?” he said.

Former Samajwadi party state president Shivpal Yadav, after filing his nomination in Jaswantnagar last week, had announced he would form a new party after 11 March when election results are declared.

Opposition parties including Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been alleging that the family feud in the Yadav clan is a staged attempt to deflect people's mind from lawlessness and corruption in the state.

(With inputs from ANI)

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