Akhilesh says DP Yadav will not join SP

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 15:45

Lucknow: Internal bickerings within the Samajwadi Party (SP) again came to the fore with party state president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday saying that BSP MLA DP Yadav will not be taken into the party.

"The party will not take DP Yadav", Yadav said while addressing a gathering during his ninth leg of Kranti Rath yatra here.

DP Yadav, BSP`s sitting MLA from Sahaswan (Badaun), expressed his desire to join the party after BSP denied him ticket.

He met senior party leader Mohammad Azam Khan last week in Rampur after which speculation was rife that he along with his wife Umlesh Yadav, who is also an MLA would join the party.

DP Yadav and his wife Umlesh won the 2007 Assembly elections from Badaun districts fighting under their own party, Rashtriya Parivartan Dal, which was later merged with the BSP in 2008.

Yadav also contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from Badaun but lost to Mulayam`s nephew Dharmendra Yadav.

When asked about the issue, senior SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav said that the final decision of joining would be taken by the central leadership and its decision would be final.


First Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 15:45

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