Lucknow: For quite some time now, there have been reports of differences between UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav. However, now the differences have been sorted as the two met at CM official residence on Friday and confirmed that all is well within the family.
Source close to the Yadav clan said that the meeting ended disputes between Shivpal and Akhilesh. Also, it is because of Mulayam’s intervention that the reconciliation has happened.
Soon after the meeting, Shivpal in his statement to the media denied any rifts within the family by saying, “Where is it?…I can’t see. The family had met yesterday and is with each other today also. We (Akhilesh and Shivpal) were busy yesterday. So we sat together today.”
At the meet, which lasted for almost 90 minutes, Shivpal is supposed to have discussed the prevailing law and order situation in the state which will go for polls in 2017.
Shivpal, when questioned about the merger of Quami Ekta Dal(QED) of underworld don Mukhtar Ansari with Samajwadi Party, said that the final decision in the same would be taken by Mulayam Singh Yadav. Rift within the party came after Shivpal at a press conference in the month of June announced the merger of QED with SP. This merger was approved by Akhilesh as he said that it would degrade the party’s image.
Following this, the merger was cancelled.