After the meeting, Akhilesh – who is busy sewing alliances with smaller parties – tweeted that the two leaders discussed the modalities of an “alliance”.
The meeting was held with Praspa’s national president and the issue of alliance was settled.
– Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) 1639654734000
“Met the national president of the PSPL and ended the alliance. The SP’s policy of taking regional parties with it strengthens the party and takes the SP and its allies towards victory,” Akhilesh said in a tweet in Hindi after the meeting.
The meeting preceded the coming Uttar Pradesh general meeting elections scheduled to take place early next year.
Akhilesh reached the residence of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) founder in the afternoon and had closed-door conversations with him for about 40 minutes.
Hundreds of supporters of both parties gathered outside Shivpal’s residence and raised the slogan “Chacha-Bhatija zindabad”.
SP founder Mulayam SIngh Yadav was present in Shivpal’s residence before Akhilesh got there, PTI quoted SP sources as saying.
The relationship between uncle (66) and nephew had become sour in 2016 with the dismissal of Shivpal by Akhilesh when he was prime minister.
Akhilesh became SP president in January 2017, and Shivpal formed his own party.
In response to the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said the meeting would not affect the BJP’s prospects in the polls.
“BJP will form majority government again in 2022 by winning over 300 seats. Whether there was a meeting in ‘Chacha’ ‘Bhatija’ or ‘Bua’ ‘Bhatija’ or SP or Congress or all of them, lotus only (BJP’s election symbol) will flourish, “he said.
In the 2017 Uttar Pradesh General Election, the Bharatiya Janata Party won 312 seats out of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly with 403 seats, while the Samajwadi Party (SP) won 47 seats, the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) won 19, and Congress could only win. . seven seats. The rest of the seats were picked up by other candidates.
With agency input