Merger of Janata Pariwar parties: UP CM says ask Mulayam
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday remained noncommittal on the delay in formalisation of much-talked-about merger of Janata Pariwar parties.
Bhopal: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday remained noncommittal on the delay in formalisation of much-talked-about merger of Janata Pariwar parties.
"Ask this question to netaji (SP chief and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav)," he told reporters here when asked about whether any headway is made in this regard.
"I can't comment on it," Akhilesh said responding to a query on the merger of JD(U), SP, RJD and other parties.
He was here to attend wedding of the grandson of Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur.
In a move aimed at consolidation of opposition forces, six constituents of the erstwhile 'Janata Party' decided to merge on December 4 last year at a meeting in New Delhi and had authorised SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to work out the "modalities" in that direction.
Interestingly, SP National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said in Lucknow today that complex formalities of the Election Commission will take some time in the process.
About Samajwadi Party's subdued presence in poll-bound Delhi, the Uttar Pradesh CM parried the query, saying only his party will be everywhere in Delhi after some time.
About problems faced by farmers in procuring urea manure, Akhilesh blamed the Centre saying it's the Union government which releases quotas for states.
"When you know there is a shortage of urea in UP then you should also know why is it so," Akhilesh said, adding that he and his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan discussed this issue yesterday.