UP no more cares about Yadav family drama: BJP

| Updated: May 06, 2017 11:37 IST

New Delhi [India] May 6 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday downplayed the reports of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Yadav floating a new party and asserted that the never ending dispute in the Yadav family shows that their political ideology has stooped to a new low. BJP leader Shaina NC said that people of Uttar Pradesh are unperturbed with the Yadav family feud as they have selected good governance in the form of Yogi Adityanath as their Chief Minister. "This Yadav vs Yadav drama has been playing out in a very ugly way. I don't think it is for us to comment whether Mr Shivpal Yadav forms a new party or not," Shaina told ANI. "However the people of Uttar Pradesh are very happy with their choice of good governance and Yogi Adityanath as the CM. So the others can keep bickering away without worrying about their own future, its most unfortunate that their political ideology has stooped so low," she added. Echoing similar sentiments, party spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said that the Yadav family fued is an overdone issue and is now irking the people of the state, who know that these are nothing but stunts to siphon political gains. "All this has happened so many times that now it seems ridiculous. People of the nation have understood the drama and somehow now they also get irritated when such things come up which are noting but attempts to fulfill immediate political interest," said Trivedi. In a development confirming the split within the Samajwadi Party (SP), Shivpal Yadav yesterday announced the formation of a new party which will be named as 'Samajwadi Secular Morcha'. Shivpal announced that Samajwadi leader Mulayam Singh Yadav would be the party's national secretary. "In order to restore his (Mulayam) lost dignity and to bring all the Samajwadis together, there will soon be an announcement of this secular front in Lucknow," Shivpal said. Shivpal will soon be meeting state and national level leaders regarding the same. The party will also include minorities, farmers and youth. Earlier in April, Shivpal had urged former state chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to embrace Mulayam as the party head again. (ANI)

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