Lucknow, After the demise of Mulayam Singh Yadav, debates on the future of the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh are gaining momentum. Akhilesh Yadav is facing serious questions. Shivpal and Akhilesh worked closely together in Mulayam Singh’s funeral. So they are political rivals but Akhilesh is more favorite among people than Shivraj.
The Yadavas of different regions are at odds and may split after Mulayam’s death. Akhilesh has the opposition space, but he lacks the skills of Mulayam. Some are also of the view that Akhilesh should involve seniors in party affairs as they may feel neglected after Mulayam’s departure. The Hindu-Muslim divide has deepened.
In the early 1990s, Mulayam checkmated the BJP riding on the temple wave. But he won the 2017 assembly elections as an independent. Jak Mulayam had personal friendship with everyone including BJP people, but he never associated with BJP.HS1MS