Lucknow: Samajwadi Party guardian and veteran leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has advised his son Akhilesh Yadav to carry out his responsibilities properly, emphasising, that in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the party has a threat from Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) which is much ahead in its preparation for the polls.  (Also read: JD(U) Breaks Silence on Joining Grand Alliance, Asks Cong to Clear Stand on RJD First)Also Read - UP Elections 2022: Every Promise of BJP Was Jumla, Says Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam Singh Yadav was attending a New Year’meeting of Samajwadi leaders in Lucknow when he made those remarks. He said, “Akhilesh has a huge responsibility and he should live up to the mark. Mulayam added that in upcoming elections, the party has a threat from BJP which is preparing much ahead of Samajwadi Party.” Also Read - UP MLC Election 2022: Schedule Announced For 36 Seats of UP Local Body Polls. Check Dates, Details

The party veteran also emphasized on the inclusion of women in the party and need of discipline in party cadre. Notably, this statement of UP stalwart comes ahead of Akhilesh’s planning to form a Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh against BJP. Also Read - Mirzapur Ki 'Gaddi' Par Kaun? How Political Arithmetic Holds On High-Stake Seat

On December 30, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav said that there will be a confluence of thoughts in UP and very soon people will know about it.

Speaking to media in Lucknow, Akhilesh Yadav said, “In UP, there will be Sangam (confluence) of people and sangam of thoughts, and very soon it will be in front of you.” On being asked whether the Congress will be a part of this confluence, Yadav said, “I said that there will be sangam of people and thoughts. All answers are included in this.”

However, Yadav didn’t hide his displeasure over his lone Madhya Pradesh lawmaker not being included in Kamal Nath’s cabinet. He had said by doing so, Congress “cleared the path for Uttar Pradesh”.

It is to be noted here that the BJP had suffered defeat in a slew of bypolls in the state. Both Yadav and Mayawati are said to be working for an electoral tie-up in UP where BJP and its allies won 73 of the 80 seats in the last general elections.