Shivpal Yadav, younger brother of Mulayam Singh Yadav had left the Samajwadi party last year after the allegations that he was not getting the due respect in the party. He had then formed his own political party named Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party on 29 August 2018. It is a registered political party by the Election Commission of India.
Akhilesh Yadav wants to disqualify Shivpal Yadav because he was elected from Jaswantnagar Assembly seat on the ticket of Samajwadi party. The party did not take any actions against his membership then. But a political tussle emerged on the issue of his membership on September 13.
Responding to this, Shivpal Yadav said that he had already resigned from the SP earlier. He further said that SP can decide anything on his membership status.
As told to reporters of News18, he said, “I have already resigned from Samajwadi Party, however the last decision, in this case, will be taken by the Assembly speaker. If I lose my legislature then I will contest once again from Jaswantnagar, doesn’t matter if the SP fields a candidate against me.”
The leader said that despite the fielding of any candidate from any party, he will continue to fight from his Jaswantnagar seat only. He, as quoted by ANI, said “Till now, no candidate was able to defeat me in Jaswant Nagar Vidhan Sabha. I expect Netaji Mulayam Singh to come and do campaigning for me. People will decide who will win and who will lose.”