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Lalu expresses happiness over revoking of Akhilesh's expulsion

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has expressed happiness over the settlement of dispute within the Samajwadi Party, as SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav revoked the expulsion of UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today after a meeting.

RJD President Lalu Prasad had spoken to Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav over phone today, to facilitate a patch-up between them and advised both not to fight the upcoming UP elections separately.

"I am very happy that the dispute has been settled after a meeting between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav," Prasad told reporters.

He congratulated both Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav for resolving the dispute.

Prasad said the settlement of the dispute meant the future of Uttar Pradesh is bright.

Asked about his efforts to facilitate the patch-up between the two SP leaders, the RJD chief said, "It is my duty besides being a relative. As a politician I feel the rivals should not gain from the infighting."

Earlier today, Prasad had himself told newsmen that he had called up both the SP leaders in the morning.

Prasad has family ties with SP chief as his daughter is married to Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Yadav, grandnephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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

First Published: Sat, December 31 2016. 17:28 IST