"I am waiting for the day when the media will show pictures of Yogi while reporting on cases of rape and murder like they used to show mine", he said. But the Samajwadi Party's national executive meet in Lucknow says something else. 5, Kalidas Marg is the official residence of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, which Yadav vacated after his party got drubbed by the BJP in the recent assembly polls.
Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that his party will choose its next national president before September 30, triggering speculations of his stepping down from the post.
Aparna Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law, met with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath this morning along with her husband Prateek Yadav, the Samajwadi chief's younger son.
Referring to Adityanath's last Lok Sabha speech taking a dig at Akhilesh's age, the former CM said: "Of course, he is an year older to me, but so far the work is concerned, he is far too small than me". The new chief minister has ordered closing down of all illegal slaughter houses, to ordering state government official to maintain punctuality. Yadav's comments drew a sharp reaction from the BJP termed them as "indecent" and raised questions about the SP leader's attitude. "Elections would be held for various party posts soon and the election of national president would be completed by September 30 this year", Akhilesh Yadav said.
He said so far not even the first state Cabinet meeting had taken place and the SP was awaiting its outcome. His father Mulayam Singh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Yadav skipped the meeting. "This is not going to go down well with party workers who are still reeling under the impact of our defeat", he said. Besides, SP general secretary Azam Khan was also conspicuous by his absence.