Uttar Pradesh (UP) CM Akhilesh Yadav has claimed that his father will campaign for him in the upcoming assembly election. He was speaking to NDTV and said that he is confident that Mulayam Singh will support and campaign for Samajwadi Party in the election.
The statement came surprisingly at a time when Mulayam Singh yesterday said the he will not campaign in the elections. Mulayam Singh targeted Akhilesh for partnering with the Congress in the upcoming election. He said that he had forbidden the alliance but Akhilesh did it anyway.
Mulayam Singh said that Samajwadi Party (SP) can contest the elections without any support from any party. He reminded of the last election when SP fought alone and formed the government. He also said that the alliance is neither needed nor required. While saying that he was totally against it, he denied campaigning for SP this time.
Currently Mulayam is listed as the star campaigner in Akhilesh’s agenda of upcoming rallies in UP.
Akhilesh Yadav looked very confident while saying that his party will win easily but the alliance with Congress will ensure a very large margin of victory. He also held a road-show Lucknow where Rahul Gandhi was also present.