With the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav handing over a letter of support to the state Governor Ram Naik on Wednesday, it has become very clear that the fissures within the Samajwadi Party have gone grave and deep.
The top leaders in the party are backing Akhilesh Yadav, based on which the chief minister has announced his majority in the state.
Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle and Lulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Shivpal Yadav has hinted at a possible alliance between Samajwadi Party and Congress-RLD, saying that the SP supremo Mulayam Singh is ‘ready in principle’ to start holding talks for an alliance with the both the parties.
UP Chief Ministerial candidate for the Congress party Shiela Dikshit however said that the grand old party hasn’t finalised any alliance in Uttar Pradesh and that no talks have taken place with Samajwadi Party.
RLD sources too denied reports of any political alliance.
Also, Samajwadi Party state unit president Shivpal Yadav has clearly given signals that he does not want to be taken back in the state government, headed by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. He vacated his official accommodation and got his name plate removed too by his staff from his official residence.
Shivpal Yadav was expelled last week from the state ministry for the second time in the last one month. Mulayam Singh Yadav tried to make peace between Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh. Mulayam asked Akhilesh to reinstate the sacked ministers, the Chief Minister refused to follow the diktat. This finally forced the SP chief to tell reporters during a briefing that he had left the matter to Akhilesh.