Samajwadi party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav may have thought to end tussle with his son and may have taken roll back . as when asked by reporters he replied,"He is my son after all," The Samajwadi patriarch also said he would start campaigning for his party "after the 9th".

Would he campaign for the Congress as well,when asked by reporter, The 77-year-old replied with another question - "They are our ally so why won't I do it?"

On January 22, when Akhilesh Yadav unveiled the Samajwadi Party's manifesto for the February-March election in the state, his father's absence was striking.

The same evening, Akhilesh Yadav posted on Facebook a photograph of his father holding up a copy of the manifesto.

A day later, a sulking Mulayam Singh hit out at the Samajwadi-Congress alliance - announced jointly by Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, and threatened that he would not campaign for it.

"The Samajwadi Party is completely capable of fighting elections alone. When we did that, we formed the government with a majority. So this was not needed. I am completely against this alliance, I won't campaign," Mulayam Singh had said.

At the start of this year, Akhilesh Yadav, backed by a majority of his party members, was recognized legally as the leader of party that Mulayam Singh founded. The Election Commission decided that the 43-year-old junior Yadav had the rights to use the Samajwadi name and symbol of the cycle.

 

 

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