Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Yadav speaking to ANI in Lucknow on Thursday. Photo/ANI
Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Yadav speaking to ANI in Lucknow on Thursday. Photo/ANI

Time to rejoin SP has passed, door open for alliance: Shivpal Yadav

ANI | Updated: Oct 03, 2019 16:52 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 3 (ANI): Ruling out his return to Sawamjwadi Party, Samajwadi Party (Lohia)">Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Yadav on Thursday stated that he was open for an alliance with his former party.
Speaking to ANI outside the UP Vidhan Sabha, Shivpal Yadav stated "We can have an alliance as I have formed a party. The time to re-join the party has gone now."
"I tried to make sure that everyone was together but I was forced to make a new party. The door for an alliance is always open," he said.
Shivpal had formed PSP last year after leaving SP.
The PSP chief made the comments after attending a 36-hour-long special Uttar Pradesh Assembly session organised on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Upon being asked about his attendance despite the opposition boycott of the session, Yadav stated, "Samajwadi Party do not call me to any MLA meetings or have talks with me. I got an invitation to join the session in which we would discuss thoughts of Gandhiji, so I joined it."
The MLA also informed that he had raised the issue of law and order in the state with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
"During the session, I raised the issue of law and order situation with the state to the Chief Minister. It needs to improve," he stated. (ANI)

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