Lucknow, Apr 5: Samajwadi Party former state head and Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle, Shivpal Yadav is likely to meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday. As per reports, the meeting is expected to happen at 11 am. The news of the meet has however, triggered speculations about a ‘possible’ alliance between Samajwadi Party and the Bhartiya Janata Party. Also Read - Free Coaching to Uttar Pradesh Students For Many Competitive Exams From Basant Panchami: CM

Shivpal Yadav had won from the Jaswantnagar constituency for the Samajwadi Party in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. He was pitted against two other Yadavs – BJP’s Manish Yadav and the Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Jagpal Singh Yadav.  The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had fielded Durgesh Shakya. Also Read - Portrait of Veer Savarkar in UP Assembly Sparks Controversy; Congress Seeks its Removal

Earlier on March 24, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav had met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with her husband Prateek Yadav in Lucknow. Also Read - UP Govt Lifts Ban On Entry of Poultry Products, Says Chicken, Eggs Not Dangerous if Cooked at 70°C

Described as a ‘courtesy call’, the meeting took place at the VVIP guest house and lasted for about 30 minutes.

Following the meet, Adityanath visited the 54-acre ‘Kanha Upvan’ shelter– a shelter home for cows and stray animals run by Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Prateek Yadav and his wife Aparna Yadav – in Sarojini Nagar in Lucknow.

The Lucknow Municipal Corporation provides financial aid to the shelter, established in 2010, which is run by Jeevashraya, an NGO. Aparna Yadav and Prateek Yadav are patrons of the NGO.

Mulayam’s younger daughter-in-law, Aparna Yadav had to face defeat in the Lucknow Cantt seat where she contested against BJP candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

In September 2014,  Aparna Yadav visited Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur after the death of Mahant Avaidyanath. As per the reports, she had gone to Gorakhpur as part of her social development initiatives but she changed her itinerary after learning about the demise of Mahant Avaidyanath.