Aparna Yadav, the younger daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, has said that Akhilesh Yadav should now hand over the reins of the party to his father as he had promised in the beginning of this year.
Aprana further said that since Akhilesh says he is a man of his words, she expects him to stick to his promise.
"In January this year, Akhilesh bhaiyya promised that after the assembly elections he will hand back the post of SP national president to Netaji. He says he is a man of his words and that he keeps his promises. Now, I think he should live up to his promise," Aparna Yadav told Times of India.
Aparna also added that she is upset over the treatment meted out to the Samajwadi Party patriarch.
"Right now, my family is everything to me. Netaji's word is final and until he is there, I can think of nothing else. I am upset that he was treated the way he was, and, that he is unhappy. I don't know what's in store in future. Now I only want the family to unite," she added.
After Taking over as Samawadi Party President , Akhilesh had said in January this year that he would hand over the reins of the party to Mulayam Singh after the assembly elections are over.
Aparna Yadav also praised Yogi Adityanath for bringing about a "positive and secular" change in UP.
She also supported the UP CM on his decision on illegal slaughterhouses and added that the new Chief Minister should be given time to prove himself.
"He (Yogi) needs to be given time. So far, I have discussed animal welfare with him, and I have found him very positive. I thought the decision on slaughterhouses is good because it seeks to bring them within a legal framework. But the government should rehabilitate those who have lost their livelihoods because of this decision," Aparna said.