This Akhilesh Yadav ‘campaign video’ has no Mulayam Singh

The video opens with the pledge: "Every day I commit myself to the future of Uttar Pradesh".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2016 10:57 pm
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A new video featuring Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is making the rounds these days. Released at a time when in-fighting in Samajwadi Party is at its peak, the video focuses on the Chief Minister, his family and his work. The video, however, does not feature his dad and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav or uncle and party state chief Shivpal Yadav.

The video opens with the pledge: “Every day I commit myself to the future of Uttar Pradesh”. Shifting to Akhilesh at the breakfast table, with wife Dimple Yadav and their children. Family, people and progress are a constant theme. No party leader is featured in the video. “Uttar Pradesh, India… My family” is the final message.

Though just under a minute long, the slickly shot video was compiled from hours of footage of the chief minister and his family, apparently shot over many days and with unprecedented access. The video clearly tries to tout Akhilesh as a modern leader, which for some might go against the very grain of the Samajwadi ideology the rest of the Yadav clan wears on its sleeve.

The feud in the Samajwadi family has been ongoing for over a month now, starting with Shivpal Yadav expelling youth leaders loyal to Akhilesh. Since then, both Shivpal and Akhilesh have been engaged in a political turf war, with rising doubts over Akhilesh not being the party’s chief ministerial candidate.

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    SubbuI
    Oct 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm
    VERY IMMPRESSIVE VIDEO BY AKHLISH. HE DEFINETELY LOOKS LIKE A MAN FOR UTTAR PRADESH.BEST WISHES TO AKHILESH YADAAV THE FUTURE STAR OF U.P
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      Vikas
      Oct 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm
      Latest C voter survey shows Akhilesh pority has increased now 83% people wants him as CM..
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        Ninad
        Oct 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm
        ok
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          harun
          Oct 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm
          Akhilesh does deserve another chance,he has showed purpose as a CM.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The system in UP mainly the law and Order or Communal flare up not withstanding he is way ahead of Mayavati and Yogi Aditayanath.
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            stranger
            Oct 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm
            i am no supporter of secular parties, but in the context of UP akhilesh's performance has been quite good compared to his much experienced predecessors. if you factor in his age and experience it is quite remarkable. if he frees himself from family politics he has good future.
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              Sankaran Krishnan
              Oct 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm
              After the family feud blown out of proportion it is the end of the road for SP and its party leaders and already people are fed up with Akilesh Govt. which will reflect in the embly polls and be ready for the debacle !!!
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                Kabir Singh
                Oct 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm
                So people who vote not for BJP or Congress are fools according to you. Don't challenge the wisdom of people,same people have voted for Modi also. I would not curse you,but get a life.
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                  Vns
                  Oct 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm
                  Are you saying UP residents are so matured educated and balanced and they will vote for Akhikesh after viewing a video ? I am impressed with you and your views. Looking at the affairs in the state what you say may be true too. People in UP are outright stupids like the ones in Bihar that is why we have Mayavatis and Laloos and Akhilesh are still relevant there. If the rule of the law prevails all these criminals would be in prison and not functioning as law as they are doing now.
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