Mulayam Singh Yadav had called for a meeting after his son Akilesh Yadav was elected by both legislative assembly and legislative council to head them. But in the absence of most of the MLA's and Akilesh Yadav himself the meet was not materialised as it had to be. The party had a meeting and dinner that had invited the Samajwadi Party's 47 newly-elected Uttar Pradesh MLA's.
There were no mention of the Wednesday's meet says a MLA and senior Samajwadi Party leader Lalai Singh and also mentioned that the party's lawmakers from both houses must only attend meetings called by Akhilesh Yadav as the Legislature Party chief. Mulayam Singh Yadav was head before his son took his designation.
And also Shivpal Yadav, who contested the UP assembly elections and won from the Jaswantnagar constituency, was also absent in the meeting called to elect Akhilesh Yadav today. Senior leader and former minister Azam Khan, who has made multiple efforts to replace the broker peace between father and son, was also absent.
Sources also pointed out that while Shivpal Yadav was not invited, Azam Khan is also upset as he was not picked to be Leader of Opposition in the state assembly.
Akilesh Yadav was defeated by the BJP, in a landslide victory, who won 325 of the 403 seats in the UP assembly along with its allies. The Samajwadi Party is a poor number 2 with 47.
In the party, even those who are considered close to Mulayam Singh avoids to speaks about his possible comeback as party chief. "I do not concern myself with these things. I do only what I am meant to. These things are not for me to comment on," said Balwant Singh, a former minister.
Party legislator Bukkal Nawab, one of those invited by Mulayam Singh for dinner on Wednesday, said, "That was not an official meeting, it was just communicated informally, but the plan did not materialise."