Amid reports of growing friendship between the Progressive Socialist Party-Lohia president Shivpal Yadav and the BJP, there is speculation that he may become deputy speaker in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in support of the ruling party.
PSPL spokesperson Deepak Mishra told PTI, “Such speculations are going on. There is no limit to the sky, no politics. The door of possibility in politics never closes.
Shivpal Yadav formed his own party in 2019 after a feud with his nephew, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav. But before the recent assembly elections, the two returned together and Shivpal Yadav won from Yashwantnagar on an SP ticket. The BJP seems to have returned to power for the second consecutive term after the election results.
PSPL spokesperson Shivpal Yadav recalled his experience as a MLA. If the legislators give him this responsibility, it will enhance the status of the legislature, “Mishra said. He cannot be the speaker. He cannot be the leader of parliament or the leader of the opposition. “Mishra said there was no formal proposal for the election of a PSPL leader for the post of deputy speaker.” But if there is such a proposal, Shivpal Yadav will be the first choice. The ruling party and the opposition, “he added.
Asked about the possibility, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Jaswant Singh Saini said, “I have no information on this.” Earlier, there was speculation that Yadav would be sent to the BJP Rajya Sabha and his son Aditya Yadav would contest from his vacated Yashwantnagar assembly seat. In October 2021, BJP-backed SP rebel Nitin Agarwal was elected Deputy Speaker of the UP Legislative Assembly.
In recent days, there have been signs of pressure in the opposition alliance led by Akhilesh Yadav, and his uncle Shivpal Yadav has indicated that he is moving towards the BJP. He met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and started following Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and former Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Twitter.
Disputes between Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav have escalated after the uncle was not invited to the March 26 meeting of newly elected SP MLAs. Shivpal Yadav then avoided a meeting of the opposition alliance chaired by Akhilesh Yadav. He later visited the chief minister’s residence here, sparking speculation that he might change sides.
Another member of the Yadav family has already migrated. Aparna Yadav, daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, joined the BJP before the Assembly elections. Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav met his father, SP father Mulayam Singh Yadav in New Delhi on Saturday. However, it was not known what happened between them.
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