New Delhi: As Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav has openly announced her support to his brother Shivpal Yadav, once again the feud of the Yadav family in Uttar Pradesh has come out in the open. The infighting in the first political family of Uttar Pradesh hit a high note when Shivpal Yadav, who had recently launched the Samajwadi Secular Morcha, said that no reconciliation with the party chief Akhilesh Yadav is possible now. Also Read - SP Objects to Use of Red, Green Tiles in Railway Hospital Toilet, Calls it Insult to Party Flag
She has sought cooperation from all the political parties for Shivpal’s Samajwadi Secular Morcha. Addressing the media, she said, “We had called for a meeting of 24 political parties. If everyone comes together, we will all become one force. We should come together to emerge as a combined stronger force. I want this Samajwadi Secular Morcha to grow stronger.” Also Read - Two Men Cheat UK-Returned Doctor, Sell Him ‘Aladdin ka Chirag’ For Rs 2.5 Cr in Meerut
Notably, Aparna had made the announcement while sharing the stage with Shivpal Yadav, the convenor of Samajwadi Secular Morcha, at an event, organised on the death anniversary of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia in Lucknow on Friday.
The founder of the SSM had earlier said he was ready to contest all the 80 parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh, except Mainpuri where Mulayam will be in the fray, in the 2019 polls.
Aparna is married to Prateek, son of Mulayam’s second wife Sadhna Gupta. “I have always respected Chacha Ji and Neta Ji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) and we will work towards making Secular Morcha stronger,” News 18 quoted Aparna as saying.
Shivpal had quit Samajwadi Party in August this year for being sidelined by Akhilesh Yadav and launched his own party.
Earlier, the Yadav family had seen a public fallout when Akhilesh had removed Shivpal from the post of Samajwadi Party Uttar Pradesh president soon after assuming charge as the party’s national president. The feud within Yadav family worsened when Mulayam Singh Yadav had expelled his son, the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and cousin Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years. However, Akhilesh was soon re-inducted by party workers as the Samajwadi Party president.