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MLAs to decide Chief Minister after election: Mulayam

IANS  |  Lucknow 

In a clear sign that may not be the Chief Ministerial candidate, chief Yadav said on Friday that the elected legislators will decide who will head the government in after assembly elections.

"The elected legislators and the Samajwadi Party's Parliamentary Board will pick the next Chief Minister," told the media here, virtually admitting to continuing differences within the extended Yadav family.

This would mean that has decided that unlike in 2012, the party won't portray the young as its Chief Ministerial candidate.

The remark comes amid a bitter strife within the between and senior party leader and his uncle, Shivpal Yadav.

Mulayam Singh, a former Indian Defence Minister, however, insisted that there was no rift in the "Samajwadi family".

He also said that there should be no politics on a Uniform Civil Code and people should be free to follow any religion in the manner they want.

Until now, Akhilesh Yadav, despite the power struggle with his uncle and state party chief Shivpal Yadav, has exuded confidence that he would again be the party's Chief Ministerial face.

goes to the polls early next year.

made it clear on Friday that whatever the party was today, it was because of him (Mulayam).

had earlier told a journalist that all was not well in the Yadav family and that he would go it alone in the campaign soon.

also praised his brother Shivpal Yadav, saying he was "everything for the party".



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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 15:44 IST