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SP family feud: Akhilesh Yadav meets father Mulayam over ‘truce formula’


Lucknow: A day after Mulaym Singh Yadav signalled the possibility of a rapprochement claiming that  he doesn’t have disputes with his son and that the party is not going to split, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday met his father, a next door neighbour.

The meeting is being perceived as an attempt to chalk out a reconciliation formula for the warring factions of Uttar Pradesh’s Samajwadi Party.

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After weeks of bitter feuds that witnessed the father and the son leading two rival camps and moving the Election Commission to claim right over the organisation’s symbol in a sign of an imminent split, Mulayam dropped a broad hint of a last ditch attempt of reconciliation when he told media in New Delhi on Monday that Akhilesh will remain the Chief Minister and he will campaign for the party in the election.

“I do not have any disputes with him. The problems will be sorted out. Akhilesh will remain the Chief Minister, there is no confusion about it. I will campaign for the party in the election,” he had said in another dramatic turn of situation.

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Mulayam Singh had earlier asserted several times that only he will decide who will be the Chief Minister if the Samajwadi Party was backed to power in UP.

According to reports, Mulayam’s brother Shivpal Yadav and his close aide Amar Singh were not present at Tuesday’s meeting between the father and the son.

Shivpal Yadav and Amar Singh have been the main reasons behind Akhilesh’s rebellion.

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