BJP fields Mulayam’s niece in UP panchyat polls. Will there be more in 2022 assembly election?

That the political unity of Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s household has damaged since Akhilesh Yadav took management of the social gathering in 2016-17. Mulayam Singh Yadav’s closest aide and youngest brother Shivpal Singh Yadav break up away to type his personal social gathering. Muted opposition to Akhilesh Yadav continues to be there throughout the Samajwadi household.

Now, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s niece has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls. Sandhya Yadav is the BJP candidate for the district panchayat polls in Mainpuri, the house district of Mulayam Singh Yadav.


Sandhya Yadav is at present the chairperson of Mainpuri district panchayat. She is the daughter of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s elder brother Abhay Singh Yadav, and the elder sister of former Badaun MP Dharmendra Yadav.

The panchayat election will be held in Uttar Pradesh between April 15 and April 29. The votes will be counted on May 2. It might be an enormous day for the BJP because the election outcomes for 5 assembly polls — Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry — are additionally anticipated on the identical day.


Several members of the Samajwadi Party’s first household have been feeling “ignored” ever since Akhilesh Yadav, then Uttar Pradesh chief minister, elevated himself to the nationwide president of the social gathering at a conference known as on January 1, 2017. It occurred in the backdrop of months of turbulence in 2016 for dominance in the Samajwadi Party as Mulayam Singh Yadav failed to find an amicable solution to the query of succession in the social gathering.

Sandhya Yadav and her husband Anujesh Pratap Singh have been thought-about near Shivpal Yadav, who had a power-tussle with Akhilesh Yadav throughout succession tug-of-war. Some time later in 2017, a no-confidence movement was moved — although later withdrawn — towards Sandhya Yadav in the Mainpuri district panchayat. Samajwadi Party members supported the movement.

The no-confidence movement got here every week after Anujesh Pratap Singh had apparently irked Ram Gopal Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s cousin, by signing a movement towards the native zila panchayat president Vijay Pratap.

Vijay Pratap was a Ram Gopal Yadav-loyalist. Ram Gopal Yadav had gained prominence in Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party edging out Shivpal Yadav, who ran the Samajwadi present below Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Anujesh Pratap Singh was promptly expelled from the Samajwadi Party. In 2019, he converted to the BJP. His spouse Sandhya Yadav grew to become a ‘rebel’ in the Samajwadi Party.


Now, she has joined the BJP. This is a tactical victory for the BJP towards its principal rival Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh one 12 months forward of the assembly election. Through Sandhya Yadav, the BJP has been profitable in delivering a message that Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party isn’t the identical because the one below Mulayam Singh Yadav, who constructed an enormous help base in Uttar Pradesh.

Without Mulayam Singh Yadav’s title, the Samajwadi Party is certainly weaker. This works for the BJP, which can be in a position to direct more vitality to counter Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati in subsequent 12 months’s polls.

Mainpuri is the pivot of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s political energy. But he has lengthy shifted his base to Lucknow, from the place his son Akhilesh Yadav conducts all his politics. Mainpuri base was held by his brother Abhay Singh Yadav’s kids and grand-children.

Tej Pratap Yadav is a former MP from Mainpuri. He is Sandhya Yadav’s nephew. He has mentioned the Samajwadi Party would deal with her as an opponent. Tej Pratap was not fielded in 2019 Lok Sabha election. Mulayam Singh Yadav contested from Mainpuri. But studies recommend that Akhilesh Yadav might accommodate Tej Pratap Yadav in subsequent 12 months’s assembly election.

Sandhya Yadav’s mother-in-law Urmila Yadav — the mom of Anujesh Pratap Singh — was a two-time MLA in Nineties from Ghiror in Mainpuri. It is the ward number-18 of Ghiror that the BJP has fielded Sandhya Yadav in the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls. Her seat goes to the polls on April 19.

Sandhya Yadav’s brother Dharmendra Yadav is reportedly sulking in the Samajwadi Party for being “neglected” after he misplaced his Badaun seat to the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


This hypothesis has been rife for a number of years now. Every time, this query turns into related, anticipation rises concerning the subsequent transfer of Prateek Yadav and his spouse Aparna Yadav.

Prateek Yadav is the son of Mulayam Singh Yadav from his second spouse Sadhna Yadav, who needed to wrestle to discover a place in the Yadav household. She might get the standing of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s spouse formally in 2003 after the loss of life of his first spouse Malti Devi, the mom of Akhilesh Yadav.

Aparna Yadav contested and misplaced the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election. But she has been one admirer of BJP’s two high leaders — Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

She has praised PM Modi on a number of events. Photographs of Aparna Yadav assembly Yogi Adityanath have additionally been fuelling hypothesis a couple of doable political shift earlier than the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Incidentally, Yogi Adityanath and Aparna Yadav share a standard background. Both are initially from Uttarakhand. Yogi Adityanath was born as Ajay Singh Bisht and Aparna Yadav’s maiden title was Aparna Singh Bisht.

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