Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav after reaching Lucknow today from New Delhi said that his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be the Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming state assembly election starting next month.
Mulayam further said that his party was never divided and will remain united for the sake of party’s future.
Earlier in the day, the head of Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav today repeatedly said that there were no differences between him and his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Mulayam after meeting Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, he told the media persons that Ram Gopal Yadav, is the only person who is creating problems in the party.
He said, “There are some who have influenced my son (Akhilesh). I had a talk with him last night and also in the morning with him over the issue. There is no dispute between my son and me.”
On other hand, Mulayam on Sunday in a press conference had said that he remained the party President and Akhilesh Yadav was just the Chief Minister.
The comment followed the Akhilesh faction’s decision of January 1 to replace Mulayam Singh with the Chief Minister as the Samajwadi Party head.
Both sections of the party have petitioned the Election Commission to claim its symbol ‘cycle’ ahead of assembly elections in the state.