Lucknow: Is the Samajwadi Party heading for a split? UP CM Akhilesh Yadav late Thursday announced a parallel list of candidates for the forthcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. Not only did he announce the list, but also promised these candidates that he will make sure that they contest elections despite their names not figuring in the official list declared by Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday.
Akhilesh gave tickets to 235 candidates, including 171 sitting MLAs, many of whom were ignored in the list released by Mulayam Singh Yadav a day earlier.
Akhilesh’s move came within hours of his meeting Mulayam and a meeting with his own loyalists.
There is a state of confusion now with no clarity on which candidates to be SP’s official candidates. (News24Bureau)