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Shivpal meets Akhilesh, compromise formula before UP polls

Shivpal meets Akhilesh, compromise formula before UP polls :- After the vertical split in the Samajwadi Party, on Friday, Shivpal Yadav held talks with defiant nephew Akhilesh at his residence here on a compromise formula for a possible patch-up. Shivpal also met his brother Mulayam Singh Yadav as well.

It was the first meeting between CM Akhilesh and Shivpal yadav since the chief minister donned the mantle of SP chief replacing his father Mulayam.

CM Akhilesh planned to go to the airport here to receive his father, but dropped the idea when he came to know that Amar Singh was accompanying him in the chartered flight.

After the arrival of Mulayam from Delhi, his apolitical brothers Abhayram Yadav and Rajpal Yadav met him apparently to end the strife in the family.

Yesterday, Akhilesh had asked his father to give him Samajwadi Party’s control for three months during a meeting with SP MLAs, MLCs, MPs and senior leaders to collect their signed affidavits for submission before the EC.

The meetings Shivpal had with Akhilesh and later with Mulayam this morning reflected hectic behind-the-scene negotiations as the Akhilesh camp prepared to hand over documents to the EC to claim that it was the “real” SP.

Ramgopal Yadav- the leader of the Akhilesh camp, claimed that they have collected signatures of 212 of the 229 MLAs, 56 of the 68 MLCs, 15 of the 24 MPs and a majority of the 5,000 delegates, making it crystal clear as to which was the real SP.