UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Disappointed With Poll List Released By Mulayam Singh Yadav
The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh was in turmoil after party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, ignoring son Akhilesh Yadav’s objections to poll tickets for certain leaders and his plans for an alliance in the state assembly elections, put out a list of 325 of the possible 403 candidates. Mulayam Singh also ruled out a pre-poll pact with any party. Upset with the list released by his father and uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav in Lucknow, the Chief Minister, who was on a tour of Bundelkhand, said, “The list released today does not include names of certain candidates who are sure to win. I will take it up with the SP chief and tell him that some of them have done really good work and should be given tickets.” Several MLAs and ministers considered close to Akhilesh, including Ram Govind Chaudhary, Pawan Pandey and Arvind Singh Gope, have been left out.