Uncle Shivpal and Akhilesh's fragile relationship comes to an end?

Aditya Yadav, son of Shivpal Yadav has passed the disbanding order. This latest event has reignited speculation that Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav's uncle, may join the BJP. These reports, however, have elicited no response from Shivpal's party.

Uncle Shivpal and Akhilesh's fragile relationship comes to an end?
Uncle Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow: Following the BJP's landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh's recent Assembly elections, the turf war between Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav has intensified and appears to have taken a new turn, with all national and regional units of Shivpal's Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party being dissolved today.

Aditya Yadav, son of Shivpal Yadav has passed the disbanding order. This latest event has reignited speculation that Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav's uncle, may join the BJP. These reports, however, have elicited no response from Shivpal's party.

On Thursday, Yadav appeared to support the idea of a national uniform civil code, a topic linked to the BJP's politics. The remarks were delivered at a party in Lucknow to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti. "Ambedkar had addressed the subject in the Constituent Assembly, as did Lohiaji (socialist leader Dr Ram Manohar Lohia), and we are raising our voice for a unified civil code on his (Ambedkar's) Jayanti. We are prepared to campaign for it and raise our voices in support of it, stated Shivpal Yadav.

After many years of feuding, Akhilesh and his uncle Shivapal reunited just before the Assembly elections and both Akhilesh and Shivpal broke their paths away after the former CM tried to consolidate his grip on the Samajwadi Party and the bickering ended with Shivpal’s exit. The two appeared to have patched things up ahead of the 2022 election. Shivpal Yadav's party made an agreement with the Samajwadi Party, and he ran for election on a Samajwadi Party ticket from his stronghold of Jaswant Nagar and won.

Shivpal Yadav allegedly met with leaders of his Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party shortly after the announcement of the Assembly election and advised them: "Be prepared for a hard struggle." He also met with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, fueling speculation that he is about to join the ruling BJP.

The fragile uncle-nephew relationship is on the edge of collapse due to disagreements that have become increasingly apparent since the election results. Shivpal Yadav met with Akhilesh Yadav on March 24, a day before Yogi Adityanath's second inauguration, said a news agency, and requested a larger role in the Samajwadi Party, NDTV wrote, Akhilesh Yadav reminded his uncle that he was an ally, not a Samajwadi Party member.

When Akhilesh Yadav held a conference of his party's MLAs but did not invite Shivpal Yadav, that point was hammered home. Akhilesh Yadav told Shivpal Yadav that a separate meeting of Samajwadi Party allies would be conducted soon when Shivpal Yadav questioned him.