Making a strong pitch for Akhilesh Yadav to be de clared Samajwadi Party’s chief minister face for the 2017 assembly elections, senior cabinet minister Azam Khan on Thursday described the recent feud within the Yadav clan as a mere illusion. Pointing towards SP boss Mulayam Singh Yadav, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and party’s state chief Shivpal Yadav, who were sharing the stage together, he said this was the reality.
“Pichhle kuch dinon mein aapas mein kuchh matbhed dekhne ko mile…puraani baton ko khwab samajh ke bhul jana chahiyein… jo aapke saamne hai woh haqeeqat hai,” (Recently past there were some differences…forget them like a bad dream…. what lies ahead is the reality) said Azam. Appreciating the development schemes of the ruling SP government, Azam was all praise for Akhilesh and his flagship projects including the Lucknow-Agra Expressway and the Metro rail. “He may be a soft-spoken person but has ability to take tough decisions and has done what no other chief minister has done before,” said Azam