Akhilesh Yadav launches the Vikas Rath Yatra in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav began his 80-km long Vikas Rath Yatra from state capital Lucknow with focus to return to power in the upcoming elections next year.

Before the yatra began there were clashes between groups of party workers indicating the problems that still sustain in the supporters of the Yadav family has not yet ended.

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Last month, the turf war between Akhilesh and his uncle and state Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav, played out in the open, bringing the party on the brink of a split ahead of the crucial Assembly polls.

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