The war in Uttar Pradesh’s first family seems to be far from over, with the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav deciding to shift his residence from 5 Vikramaditya Marg where he and his family is currently living with the Samajwadi Supremo and father Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Despite having an official home at 5 Kalidas Marg, CM Yadav still resides at his father’s Vikramaditya Marg house, where his wife MP Dimple Yadav and children also live. But the tensions between father and son has grown over past few weeks and junior Yadav has now decided to shift to his official residence at 5 Kalidas Marg, Lucknow.
According to sources, the rift between the two has even led to a total communication breakdown.
The simmering differences within the Yadav family had bubbled to the surface in December last year when Akhilesh stayed away from the Saifai Mahotsav, a family jamboree in their village in Etawah district, for the first five days.
Akhilesh was annoyed with his father because he had suspended two of the chief minister’s confidants for alleged anti-party activities. Akhilesh attended the Mahotsav only after the suspensions were revoked.
The party had won over 220 of the 403 seats in the last Assembly elections after netting the votes of most of the dominant communities, including Muslims.