Senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav made the announcement to form a new party which will be headed by Mulayam Singh. Over the past year, there has been an ever-widening rift in the party with Mulayam’s son and former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on one side and his father Mulayam and uncle Shivpal on the other.
He said that the formal announcement of the party would be made soon. It is an effort to bring the socialists together and to give Mulayam Singh Yadav the respect that he deserves, he said.The Samajwadi Party witnessed a bitter feud between Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh right before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. The party has faced electoral defeat in assembly election which created dissatisfaction among party workers. In fact, while Shivpal Yadav was filing his nominations for the UP polls, he had said that he would form a party once the results were declared.
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