Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother Shivpal today participated in a meeting of the Lohia Trust here, while Akhilesh Yadav give it a miss.
On the absence of Akhilesh and his uncle Ram Gopal from the meeting, Shivpal said, "Everyone was informed. They must be busy...They will join us in the next meeting."
While Mulayam is the president of the Trust, Akhliesh, Shivpal, Ramgopal Yadav, Mohd Azam Khan and others are its members.
Akhilesh, Ramgopal and Khan were not present at the meeting but MP Dharmendra Yadav was there, SP sources said.
On the meeting, Shivpal said, "The ideology of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia and ways to propagate it were discussed. We are trying to strengthen the party and working on it."
Shivpal loyalist Deepak Mishra said the meeting was "apolitical" and several new members were inducted.
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