Let majority come, we will decide: Mulayam Singh on Akhilesh as CM

When asked whether Shivpal would be reinstated in the cabinet, Mulayam said "yeh main mukhyamantri pe chodta hun (I leave this to the chief minister)".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 6:44 pm
akhilesh yadav, Uttar pradesh, Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh sacks shivpal, samajwadi party, uttar pradesh, shivpal yadav, mulayam singh yadav, shivpal yadav sacked, Ramgopal yadav, akhilesh sacks shivpal yadav, uttar pradesh politics, uttar pradesh elections, up assembly elections, uttar pradesh assembly elections, Up polls, Up votes, samajwadi Party, Up news, india news, indian express news Mulayam Singh Yadav with brother Shivpal Yadav in a file photo.

A day after the Samajawadi Party meeting at the party headquarters in Lucknow ended in bitter acrimony, party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday told reporters that the family and party remains united. “Hamara parivar ek hai, hamara party ek hai (Our family is united and so is the party),” he said.

At a press conference today in Lucknow, Mulayam, however, refused to commit whether Akhilesh would be returning as chief minister if the party comes back to power. “Let the majority come, then the party will decide,” Mulayam said.

WATCH VIDEO: Samajwadi Party Crisis: 5 Quotes By Mulayam Singh Yadav At Press Conference

 

What did become clear is that Akhilesh will have a say in the party’s election strategy for the upcoming state assembly elections.  “Yes it’s true that the majority was in my name (in 2012), we made Akhilesh CM. Now it’s up to him to carry out responsibilities,” Mulayam said.

He also refused to be drawn into any controversy as Shivpal had asked him to step in for Akhilesh as SP’s chief ministerial face so as to resolve the dispute within the party. “I will not give even a single controversial answer, no matter how many controversial questions you may ask. Only two months left for polls, why think this now?” he said.

When asked whether Shivpal would be reinstated in the cabinet, Mulayam said “yeh main mukhyamantri pe chodta hun (I leave this to the chief minister)”. Mulayam also refused to comment on Amar Singh, whom he had forgiven for “all his sins” yesterday. “Why bring Amar Singh into everything,” Mulayam said.

The Indian Express first reported that Mulayam had invited brother Shivpal Yadav and son Akhilesh Yadav to his residence on Monday night to broker a peace deal and asked them to work together to ensure that SP emerges victorious in the upcoming assembly elections. Sources said Akhilesh and Shivpal spent 45 minutes together at the CM residence in the evening and left together in a car to meet Mulayam Singh. They were there for more than an hour and the SP chief made them hug each other and promise to work together, sources said.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. S
    SubbuI
    Oct 25, 2016 at 6:13 pm
    SOME BIG MYSTRY IN THE W EPISODE. SOME ONE IS TRYING TO STOP THE FACT COMING OUT INCLUDING THE PRESS
    Reply
    1. S
      SubbuI
      Oct 25, 2016 at 6:16 pm
      THERE IS SOME THING BIG IN THE FAMILY FUDE AND THE AMAR SINGH GOT THE ON THE FULL FAMILY EXCEPT ON AKHILESH. MULAYAM IS IN FIX. ONLY SOME BOLD MOVE BY AKHILESH CAN SAVE PARTY.HE CAN ALLY WITH RAHUL HI. BOTH ARE YOUNG AND HAVING GOOD INTENTIONS.BJP MUST BE DEFEATED AT ANY COST,
      Reply
      1. V
        Vikas
        Oct 25, 2016 at 10:17 am
        Netaji must give Akhilesh free hand to Akhilesh. He is a man of action the real development icon...
        Reply
        1. F
          Franky
          Oct 25, 2016 at 10:33 am
          MSY is smarter than our media or reporters. At least this quality good for the country
          Reply
          1. J
            Junior_butcher
            Oct 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm
            UP people are so gullible that they will still vote for these people.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No wonder most of India will always be the dumpster of the world.
            Reply
            1. A
              Ashok Mazumdar
              Oct 25, 2016 at 5:57 pm
              Amar SSingh you are the Bhikhari Maker.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You are already a Bhikhari ( no takers), now you want Samajwadi Party to become, Bhikhari Now.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What a Dirty Trick Learnt from BJP.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Event Earth Worms will Turn Away From your Caracas, after your Painful Death.
              Reply
              1. A
                Ashok Mazumdar
                Oct 25, 2016 at 11:20 am
                CD in Possession of Amar Singh will make him UP CM.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;CD was made long back.
                Reply
                1. A
                  Avinash
                  Oct 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                  There is only one NETA JI. SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE. Period
                  Reply
                  1. Load More Comments