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Akhilesh, Mulayam seen together in public after long gap

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

After a long gap, chief and his father Yadav were seen together at a public event here today.

The occasion was an event observing the death anniversary of Dr at the Lohia park here where they both had come to pay tribute to the socialist leader.

The father-son duo later posed before photographers.

(44) also publicly touched the feet of the 77-year-old patron and later said he had his blessings.

The senior Yadav had earlier this morning visited the Lohia office here and paid tributes to the leader with his brother

Later, addressing mediapersons at the SP headquarters, said that the "projects initiated by him are now being inaugurated by the by removing his plaques".

On Mulayam, he said, "If a father glosses over his son's mistakes, he becomes misguided. There is fight of ideologies in every family...". The former chief minister, however, did not elaborate.

Asking party workers to gear up for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the SP chief said, "We have nothing to lose now. We will only gain. The people of the state are waiting for an opportunity to bring the SP back."

"We have to prepare for 2022 Assembly elections too. This government is not doing any development and people have understood that," he said.

The SP chief also attacked the Centre for implementing the GST "without any preparations", causing hardship to the trader community.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 17:28 IST