Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s loyalist Kirnamoy Nanda today cleared all conflict within the SP and said that it is media who created rumors about the differences in Yadav family members and declared that Akhilesh Yadav will be the face of Chief Ministerial candidate of the party in upcoming state assembly elections in 2017.
According to the latest development in Samajwadi Party, another SP leader who was earlier the Fisheries Minister Kiranmoy today confirmed that Akhilesh to be fielded as Samajwadi Party’s CM candidate for the 2017 polls.
This is seen as an attempt to calm Akhilesh days after Mulayam refused to term him as the CM face for 2017 elections.
Nanda’s statement comes a day after senior party leader Ramgopal Yadav’s letter warned Mulayam that if Samajwadi Party collected fewer than 100 of Uttar Pradesh’s 403 seats, he “alone would be responsible”.
Samajwadi Party’s state chief Shivpal Yadav had also on Sunday said he would pitch his nephew, Akhilesh Yadav’s name, for the chief minister’s post if the party wins the 2017 Assembly elections.
Today, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also took jibes at the turmoil in the party issues of SP by saying that they (JD-U) were planning to form an anti-BJP party along with Mulayam but as it is, their own party is messed up right now.