Another Yadav’s departure from ‘Family’? Angry Shivpal can get BJP’s shoulder

SP leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav (PTI) with Shivpal Singh Yadav at a function in 2016

Shivpal Yadav-Yogi Adityanath meeting: There is talk that BJP may send Shivpal to Rajya Sabha and his son Aditya may contest his Yashwantnagar seat

After speculation spread after a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Progressive Socialist Party Lohia (PSPL) chief Shivpal Yadav said it was not the right time for him to speak. The PSPL chief convened a core committee meeting of his party’s office bearers in Lucknow on Thursday.

Speaking to media after the PSPL core committee meeting, Shivpal said, “Now is not the time to say anything. I would like to urge my team members not to worry. ” The PSPL chief has denied rumors of a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. “We discussed our party’s strategy in today’s meeting,” Shivpal said while announcing the details of the meeting.

Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle and Lohia president of the Progressive Socialist Party met the chief minister late on Wednesday, sparking speculation that he may leave the SP alliance soon. The meeting between Shivpal and CM Yogi lasted for about 20 minutes at his official residence in Lucknow. Sources close to Shivpal Yadav said that the PSPL chief may soon make some big announcements about releasing his nephew.

Shivpal said on March 26 that despite being a Samajwadi Party MLA, he was not called for a review meeting of party MLAs in Lucknow. However, the SP later clarified that Shivpal had his own party and he was an ally and a meeting for the allies was scheduled later. Shivpal contested the SP symbol in the recent elections from the traditional Yashwantnagar constituency of Etawah district.

However, Shivpal did not say anything about his meeting with CM Yogi Adityanath, but there is speculation that he may either switch over to the BJP or ally his party with the NDA. There is talk that the BJP may send Shivpal Yadav to the Rajya Sabha and his son Aditya may contest his Yashwantnagar seat.

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