Kanpur, Oct 24 :  Taking potshots at Mulayam Singh Yadav over the unabetting infighting in the Samajwadi party, BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi today said the SP chief was “helpless” and his status has been reduced to being the leader of just one family. “When he became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time, he used to be called ‘dharti putra’ and ‘janata ke neta'(mass leader), but now he has been reduced to being the leader of just one family,” said Trivedi while speaking to mediapersons here. “He is so helpless that he cannot control even his family how will he control and entire state?,” he wondered. Also Read - "It’s BJP’s Vaccine, Can’t Trust…Won’t Take The Shot," Says SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav

Trivedi said the infighting was the sign that the SP has already admitted defeat in the forthcoming Assembly polls. He said that every other party contesting the UP Assembly polls had their own agenda and only the BJP was concerned about UP’s development. “SP has to save its family, Congress has to save its security money (for the election) and BSP has to save its land (in the Assembly polls). All the parties are terrified by BJP and that is why leaders from other parties are joining BJP on their own,” he said. Also Read: Mulayam Singh Yadav defends Amar Singh, Shivpal Singh Yadav; Samajwadi Party meet ends in acrimony Also Read - Bharat Bandh: No Political Leader To Be Allowed On Stage, Chakka Jam Till 3 PM, Says Farmer Leader

“BJP is the only party which can encourage development works in UP. BJP was already strong in UP and after this family feud, people have grown more confident about the BJP,” he added. The crisis in the SP further deepened after UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav yesterday sacked each other’s loyalists Ramgopal Yadav and Shivpal Yadav. The father-son duo and Shivpal Yadav attended a public meeting where charges flew thick and fast as the chief minister was accused of planning to float a party, a charge he denied. On his part, the UP CM offered to step down if his father Mulayam Singh wanted him to. Also Read - Won’t Make Alliance With Any Major Parties: Akhilesh Yadav on 2022 UP Assembly Polls