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Akhilesh will be Uttar Pradesh CM & Shivpal a minister, says Mulayam

Putting all speculations to rest, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Sunday that after the party wins the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Akhilesh Yadav would be the chief minister and Shivpal Yadav would join the cabinet as a minister.

assembly elections Updated: Feb 26, 2017 20:42 IST
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav waves to supporters after casting his vote at a polling station in Saifai, in Etawah on Sunday.
Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav waves to supporters after casting his vote at a polling station in Saifai, in Etawah on Sunday.(AP)

Putting all speculations to rest, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Sunday that after the party wins the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Akhilesh Yadav would be the chief minister and Shivpal Yadav would join the cabinet as a minister.

“There is no dispute and no one can stop SP from winning 300-plus seats in the UP elections. Akhilesh would be the new chief minister and Shivpal would be a minister,” Mulayam said and replied in positive when asked if Shivpal would be next to Akhilesh.

“Who says I am not campaigning? I have campaigned everywhere and would do in future,” said Mulayam while applauding the work done by Akhilesh. He also targeted the BJP government at the Centre for not fulfilling the promises made.

Shivpal did not respond directly to Mulayam’s statement, but said Netaji’s ‘wish’ was an order for him to be complied with.

His son Aditya said the attack on his father’s cavalcade was an act of the BJP and they would file a complaint.