Vastavam Web: Samajwadi party, which got poor result in the recent assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh is in a mood to rectify its mistakes. Akhilesh, who grabbed the party presidential post from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav had shared some seats with Congress and the both parties got very less seats there. Now Akhilesh wants to revive the party to face the BJP in next elections.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that his Samajwadi Party will choose its next national president before September 30, triggering specualations of his stepping down from the post.Akhilesh’s party, which fought the recently held assembly elections in alliance with the Congress, suffered a defeat at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which came to power in the politically crucial state with a brute majority.
The run-up to the elections saw a fierce infighting in Akhilesh’s family, with the then chief minister snatching the post of national president from his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav. The Akhilesh faction stripped Mulayam’s brother, Shivpal, of his state presidentship.On Saturday, Akhilesh addressed an impromptu press conference at the SP office in Lucknow even as his party held a national executive meet.
Akhilesh did not clarify or speak further on the election of the new president. Traditionally, the SP always re-elected the existing president barring a January 1 emergency convention where the party handed Akhilesh the mantle.In his address, Akhilesh also took jibes at the new administration led by Yogi Adityanath, a 44-year-old Hindutva leader.