NEW DELHI: Following to a hefty defeat in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls 2017, Samajwadi Party today split and Shivpal Yadav formed a new party with the name of Samajwadi Secular Morcha, which will be headed by his brother Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Mulayam is the one who founded the SP in 1992. Over the past year, there has been an ever-widening rift in the party with Mulayam’s son and former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on one side and his father Mulayam and uncle Shivpal on the other.
Shivpal talking to media stated: “Neta ji ko unka sammaan vapas dilane, aur Samajawadion ko ek saath laane ke liye is morche ka jald hi ailaan hoga,”. (“To return the respect due to Netaji, and to bring the real samajwadis together, we will soon announce this front.”) Mulayam is affectionately called ‘Netaji.’
Shivpal made the announcement after a meeting with his brother-in-law Ajant Singh Yadav in his hometown Etawah. Mulayam Singh is yet to respond to his younger brother’s declaration. There will be further talks on this issue once we the members will assemble in Lucknow, he added further.