Amid SP staring at a possible split due to open rebellion by Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh minister and SP leader Azam Khan today said that the bad blood between members of the ruling family will add a dark chapter to the party’s history.
Appealing to the "pivots" of the party to consider the consequences of the conflict, he said: "They should think how historians will depict the diminishing relationship between the father and the son.
"Whatever is happening... the bad blood will add a dark chapter to the party's history and paint a grim picture of it. I am in a state of extreme shock and pain." In a veiled attack on Amar Singh, Khan said: "Who is responsible for this gloomy state of affairs? A single person's conspiracy and nefarious intention have put the state up for auction."
He urged people to have faith in the SP and asked the "kingpins" of the party to ensure that the BJP does not capture power in the state.
(With inputs from PTI)