No rift in SP, Akhilesh to be CM again, says Ashok Yadav

| Updated: Oct 22, 2016 03:54 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): Clearing the air of the ongoing rift in the Samajwadi Party (SP), party's district president of Youth Brigade Ashok Yadav on Friday said there is no tension in the party and Akhilesh Yadav will be the chief ministerial face in the state again. "All our workers want the family and the party to stay together. Shivapal Singh also wants Akhilesh Yadav to be the chief minister again," said Yadav. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader Beni Prasad Verma expressed his hope that the conflict in the party will be settled down soon, adding that the party supremo Mulayam Singh is very unhappy with it. "Internal conflict in the SP is not good and Mulayam Singh was very unhappy over the phone," Beni Prasad Verma said. "I will talk about it with Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh, and will try to keep the party strong," he added. However, Akhilesh Yadav skipped the crucial meeting called by state party chief Shivpal Yadav to chalk out strategy for the assembly polls due early next year. (ANI)