The vote share of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded assembly elections was 40 per cent whereas the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress together got a 52 per cent vote share.
He had suggested to the Congress to enter into an alliance with the Samajwadi Party and fight the elections under Akhilesh Yadav. It backfired and the BJP trounced everyone in Uttar Pradesh.
Lucknow, Feb 2: Post the’feud’, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has kept everyone guessing. He says that he is not happy about the alliance that his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh entered into with the Congress.
While the SP, led by Akhilesh says that they would fight the elections under the name of Netaji, the Rashtriya Lok Dal on the other hand is trying to rope in the veteran leader.
The verdict of the Election Commission of India declaring that the Akhilesh Yadav faction is the real Samajwadi Party may have put an end to the family feud. While that is what it appears to the public, the fact is this drama is likely to continue for some time, and it looks extremely stage-managed.
Amar Singh, who had become the face of the problem mysteriously left for London on Monday, much before the ECI could deliver its verdict on which faction gets to keep its party symbol. Another factor is the manner in which the Mulayam faction argued out their case before the ECI.
New Delhi, Jan 16: For the Congress it is now over to Uttar Pradesh. For the past few days the party was locked in negotiations with cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and with that being sorted out, the Congress will now look to seal the deal with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.
A meeting between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh had been postponed as the former was busy finalising the tie-up with Sidhu.
During a strategy meeting, Akhilesh said that if the alliance worked out then Dimple and Priyanka could be the star campaigners for the SP-Congress combine.
Lucknow, Jan 9: The Congress has set a ‘Cycle’ rider for Akhilesh Yadav. The Congress feels that a tie-up with Akhilesh would not serve the purpose if he loses the Samajwadi Party’s symbol, the Cycle.
Akhilesh and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav are in a bitter fight over the party’s symbol and both have moved the Election Commission for the same.
Lucknow, Jan 2: Having written the constitution for the Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s cousin Ram Gopal Yadav was the man of the moment when a coup was staged on Sunday. He met with legal experts, consulted senior political leaders and ensured that coup was a successful one.
On Sunday, the convention called for by Ram Gopal in the capacity of General Secretary of the Samajwadi Party chose Akhilesh Yadav as the party chief. Mulayam, who immediately said the grand convention was unconstitutional, will find himself on weak ground.