LUCKNOW: Rapprochement efforts in the Yadav family gained pace with Shivpal meeting his nephew Akhilesh today for the first time since the split in SP on Sunday even as the Chief Minister’s camp claimed to have “signed” support of 212 of the 229 party MLAs.
Meanwhile, SP MP Amar Singh, whose return to the party recently after six years was one of the reasons for discord between Mulayam and son Akhilesh, said he was in favour of a patch-up between the father and the son and that he was not a “hurdle” in the path of the Chief Minister.
Shivpal this morning went to the residence of Akhilesh and met him, raising hopes of reconciliation.
Party insiders were tight-lipped on what transpired during the brief meeting between the uncle and the nephew who have been at loggerheads for months now. Shivpal later met his brother Mulayam Singh Yadav as well.
However, sources privy to the fast-paced developments did not rule out the possibility of resignation of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, the “outsider” whose return to SP triggered a storm in the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh, under a “compromise formula”.