All is Well in UP’s First Family: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh says there is no family feud, what people see are problems in the government not the family. 

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Amid differences with uncle Shivpal Yadav, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was combative on Wednesday on the decisions taken by him that have led to internal feuds coming out in the open even as he said that there might be problems in the government, but not in the family.

Akhilesh said that he too will follow the directions of his father and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

If I have taken any decision, it was in consultation with ‘netaji’, but at times one has to apply his own mind and I too took some decisions on my own.
Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

With strife in the ruling Yadav clan coming out in the open, Akhilesh skipped two official programmes outside his residence, perhaps to avoid the media, and allowed only “photo-op” for a function there.

The Mulayam family has been dogged by serious differences with matters reaching a flash point yesterday after Chief Minister shunted out Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal, considered as his uncle Shivpal Yadav’s favourite. In a tit-for-tat action, Mulayam took away the post of UP Samajwadi Party chief from his son Akhilesh, perhaps to smooth the ruffled feathers of Shivpal.

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