Rift in Samajwadi Party will be resolved through dialogue: Gaurav Bhatia

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

NewDelhi [India], Dec. 30 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party leader Gaurav Bhatia on Friday said that the family feud in the Uttar Pradesh ruling party would be resolved through meaningful dialogue. "There might be some difference of opinion, but those will be resolved through meaningful dialogue. Let's not underestimate the power of dialogue and reconciliation," Bhatia told ANI when asked about the reported difference between Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.. He further said that Akhilesh Yadav has put forward his views before Mulayam Singh Yadav. "Mulayam Singh has always taken decisions in the interest of the party and so is the intention of Akhilesh Yadav," he added. (ANI) Akhilesh Yadav earlier on Thursday released a list of 235 candidates out of the total 403 seats for upcoming state assembly elections, a day after his father and party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had released the official list. Some pro-Akhilesh MLAs had earlier said the unhappy chief minister was likely to release a parallel list of candidates for the state assembly elections slated for early 2017. Akhilesh met Mulayam Singh, but as per sources, the party chief refused to make any change in the list of 325 candidates issued by him yesterday. "We have declared list of 325 candidates for the 2017 assembly polls; 78 seats still remain. Name of candidates for rest of the 78 seats will be announced soon," Mulayam said yesterday while announcing the list. The Samajwadi Party supremo announced the first list in the absence of his son, who is at loggerheads with his uncle Shivpal Yadav over distribution of tickets. Mulayam announced the name of his brother Shivpal from Jaswant Nagar Assembly seat. Akhilesh's name did not figure in the first list. Mulayam, however, said that his son, being the Chief Minister, can contest from any assembly seat he wishes to. (ANI)