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Shivpal Yadav to launch 'Samajwadi Secular Front' on July 6

The front will be headed by Mulayam; Shivpal says that it would be a front, not a political party

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Shivpal Singh Yadav
Shivpal Singh Yadav

Sidelined (SP) leader Yadav said on Wednesday that he would launch an outfit named 'Samajwadi Secular Front', which will be headed by Singh Yadav on July 6, to bring the party on the "right track".

Shivpal, who has been at odds with nephew and chief Akhilesh Yadav, however, made it clear that he was forming just a "front" and not a political party.

"We will constitute the on July 6 to bring the on the right track. We will formally announce it at a meeting in Lucknow", told reporters in

He said that those sidelined in the party will be associated with the front while talks will also be held with other parties in order to make the strong.

"patron Singh Yadav will be the national president of the front and I would be its convenor," said.

It would be a front and not a political party, he clarified.

"First of all, the family and then the Samajwadi family will be united and this will be possible under the leadership of Netaji (Mulayam). I want to ensure that 'Netaji's' honour is upheld," he said.

The has witnessed a prolonged factional fight that began before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with Akhilesh and camps on the opposite sides.

Asked about Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government's decision for a probe in the river front project initiated during the regime, when he was a minister, said, "There were no discrepancies when I was the minister. I don't know what happened later".

First Published: Wed, May 31 2017. 17:22 IST