UP polls: Shivpal Yadav announces to form new party after March 11, slams SP-Congress alliance
Shivpal has expressed his discontent over Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, and also went on to dare his nephew and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to form the next government
Senior Samajwadi Party leader and Mulayam Singh Yadav's brother Shivpal Yadav on Tuesday announced that he will float a new party after the results of Uttar Pradesh elections are announced on March 11.
Like his brother, Shivpal has expressed his discontent over Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, and also went on to dare his nephew and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to form the next government.
"What was the Congress's condition before this? They could not even win four seats in Uttar Pradesh. What will our men do now?" Shivpal said while addressing a rally in Etawah.
The uncle Yadav has been given the seat of Jaswant Nagar in Etawah district by the party. Etawah is considered as the habitat of the ruling Yadav community.
"There were a lot of speculations but I have for now filed my nomination papers as a Samajwadi Party candidate," he said.
Last year, Shivpal was elevated as the SP chief of UP which in turn triggered a ruckus between him and Akhilesh, threatening a split within the party. The turf war came to an end with Akhilesh winning the control of party along with its symbol, cycle.
Uttar Pradesh will go to vote from February 11 in a seven-phase election. The votes will be counted on March 11.