Rift In Yadav Family: Shivpal’s Reply To SP’s ‘Free To Go’ Letter Today

| Updated: 25 July, 2022 1:32 pm IST
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Pragatisheel Samajwadi chief Shivpal Singh Yadav

ETAWAH: Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Singh Yadav is set to address media persons in Lucknow on Monday, two days after ally Samajwadi Party said he is “free” to leave the alliance.

 

In a letter on Saturday, SP said Shivpal was “free to go wherever he gets more respect”.

Shivpal is likely to reply to the letter, sources in his party told The New Indian.

 

He left for Lucknow from his family town of Etawah on Monday morning.

 

Shivpal held powerful portfolios in the Cabinet of his elder brother and former CM Mulayam Singh Yadav but lost the battle of taking over the SP to Akhilesh.

 

He floated his own Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party in 2017 ahead of the Assembly polls. He contested the 2022 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh in an alliance with the SP.

 

Shivpal, who was miffed over the seat sharing in the Assembly elections, has been apparently focussed on strengthening his own party after alliance failed to unseat CM Yogi Adityanath.

 

He has been critical of SP chief and his nephew Akhilesh Yadav in the recent past has even announced to contest the upcoming civil polls alone.

 

The former minister criticised Akhilesh for supporting Opposition Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha, who once called Mulayam “an ISI agent”.

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