Shivpal: SSM will not field candidate against Mulayam in Lok Sabha election 2019
Shivpal Singh Yadav, leader of Samajwadi Secular Morcha (SSM) said on Friday that his party will not field its candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections against the seat of his elder brother and founder of Samajwadi Party (SP) Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Earlier this year in August, he announced that his party will contest all 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
Shivpal also said that he invited senior Yadav to contest election from his party.
While talking to reporters during the inauguration of his party office he said, the SSM will support Mulayam Singh Yadav if he chooses to contest the elections from any other party.
He said his party will contest the election on all the seats in the state except the seat from where 'Netaji' (Mulayam Singh Yadav) will contest.
On August 29 after a dispute with SP president and his nephew Akhilesh Yadav, Shivpal quit the SP and launched his own party.
Shivpal said he launched his party with his elder brother's permission.
"We floated the Morcha after taking permission of 'Netaji' not once, but thrice his blessings are always with me," he said.
On the question of Akhilesh's reaction to his party, he said he will not speak about individuals.
He claimed that all the political parties are worried by the growing public support for the SSM. None of them will be able to form the government at the Centre or in the state without his party, he added.
Shivpal Singh Yadav said while other parties have chosen to remain, mute spectators, his party is fighting for people's issues.
He said SSM is directly against BJP and calls like-minded party and people to connect with his party.
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