Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav | PTI
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav met his father and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav here on Tuesday, indicating a possible reconciliation between the factions in the ruling party in the poll-bound State
The 90-minute one-to-one meeting at Mulayam’s residence took place against the backdrop of the SP patriarch declaring Akhilesh as the chief ministerial candidate of the party on Monday.
Reportedly, Akhilesh walked down to his father’s bungalow for the crucial meeting, the outcome of which will definitely have a bearing on SP’s electoral prospects.
According to sources, Shivpal Yadav and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh were not present at the father-son meeting.
After the meeting, Akhilesh proceeded to the chief minister’s residence without responding to media questions.