PMO top officials, BJP leaders say Centre will offer suggestions only; dismiss reports that officers had been stationed in UP to oversee govt appointments.
Modi and Shah always considered Adityanath to be a strong candidate. Surveys showed his popularity, while the campaigning showed his appeal across castes.
The SP’s focus should now be on rebuilding the organisation and preparing for the 2019 general elections, besides tweaking its message.
Mulayam Singh Yadav said brother Shivpal is a decent man, Amar won’t work against Akhilesh & Priyanka and respects him a lot.
Congress is fighting in 105 seats. People can say their vote share is less. We know the votes at the booth level too. We are very strong at the booth level, said Akhilesh Yadav.
Seven-phase UP polls start on February 11 and end on March 8. Counting of votes will be on March 11.
A leader close to Mulayam said the senior Yadav explained to his son that the party had never seen a revolt and this wasn’t a good sign, even for Akhilesh.
The deal that was showing signs of breaking was rescued by the intervention of senior party leaders, including Ahmed Patel and Ram Gopal Yadav.
In first media interaction since party fight, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh tells ET all is well in family and he’s fully on board.
Mulayam was categorical in his praise for his son, and there was evidence of paternal pride.
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