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Akhilesh's generals: Here're the partymen crucial to SP's poll management

Akhilesh Yadav is the undisputed leader of the SP but he is not the only one running the show

Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav
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Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav

Shikha Shalini
Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav (Netaji, as he is popularly called) is almost bedridden. Party president and son Akhilesh Yadav is trying to exorcise the “family” tag from the party. Uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law were once bywords in the party; the clan is now silent and low key. So, who’s actually running the SP?

For the first time, Akhilesh is leading the SP almost single-handed into a major election (in 2017, the party had tied up with the Congress, then led by Rahul Gandhi, and for the 2019 Parliamentary polls, it formed a coalition with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj

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First Published: Jan 31 2022 | 6:08 AM IST

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