Samajwadi Party’s internal squabbles seem to be taking a toll on the party’s poll prospects even before the UP elections have begun. Ruining party supremo Mulayam Singh’s plans to form a ‘Mahagatbandhan’, the Rashtriya Lok Dal and the Janata Dal (United) have reportedly expressed apprehension in forming an alliance with the SP unless Akhilesh is made the CM candidate.
According to reports, the political parties are wary of the SP, as they feel that the family feud would not only affect the SP’s poll performance, but also bring down those in a tie-up with it. Nitish Kumar is also reportedly treading cautiously, after Mulayam Singh pulled out of the Mahagathbandhan during the final moments of the Bihar polls last year.
The Bihar CM has reportedly made it clear that there can be no grand alliance in UP unless the rival factions SP and BSP come together. The party’s Muslim vote-base is also caught in an uncertainty over the family feud, the report noted. The report comes days after Congress maintained that there would be no tie up unless Akhilesh was in the fray.