I will contest elections on development work, under father’s blessing: Akhilesh

Photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Lucknow: Soon after the Election Commission (EC) has announced the dates of State assembly polls of five states including Uttar Pradesh, the ruling government Chief Minister of Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav appeared before the media persons and said that everything he has achieved in politics is because of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav (Yadav) and he will contest election under his supremacy.

Akhilesh said, there is no difference between him and Netaji, everything is fine among the party and he will fight polls on the basis of his development along with the blessings of Samajwadi Party supremo.

He further added, Loktantra mein Netaji (Mulayam) ne mujhe mauka diya hai, unhi ke aashirwad se hum logon ne itna kaam kiya hai (Netaji gave me an opportunity, whatever I have managed to achieve is with blessings).”

The Chief Minister earlier said that he would return again as the CM after the assembly polls, which are just few weeks away. He was speaking after the EC announced the polls dates of the upcoming election in the five states.

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His remarks came at a time when two section of the Samajwadi party is divided and one was headed by him and the other header by Mulayam-are fighting a very public battle for the reins of the party.

Yesterday, the Akhilesh camp approached the Election Commission to assert that the party is “actually” headed by him now and not Mulayam, who himself had laid claim to the ‘cycle’ symbol a day earlier.

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