I have left the decision of alliance with Netaji: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today stated that he has left the decision of alliance with any party on Netaji and said that there is no rift within the ruling Samajwadi Party and all party leaders will “unitedly” fight the 2017 assembly elections.

Asked if there were chances of an alliance with the Congress, the Chief Minister said, “I have left the decision of alliance with Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav).”

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“There is no rift in the party, and all of us will fight the elections on the party’s symbol ‘cycle’,” Akhilesh Yadav told reporters on the sidelines of the SP’s Silver Jubilee gala here.

The Chief Minister’s remarks came after his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav earlier made an indirect attack on him at the event.

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Akhilesh further stated: “We are spreading the ideology of Samajwad (socialism) in the country.”