Amid the escalating rift among the Samajwadi Party factions, party patriarch Mulayam Singh is set to address the media on Tuesday after he held meetings with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav.
Sources said both the leaders met Mulayam at his residence in Lucknow where the party supremo persuaded Akhilesh to re-induct all the ousted ministers in cabinet.
Mulayam also asked Akhilesh to learn from Shivpal about how to respect elders.
Here are the live updates from the press conference:
#Yes its true that the majority was in my name (in 2012), we made Akhilesh CM. Now its upto him to carry out responsibilities: Mulayam Singh
#Shivpal did not ask for ministerial birth: Mulayam
#Ramgopal's statements are not important: Mulayam
#Cabinet is CM's prerogative: Mulayam on question of re-induction of 4 expelled ministers
#Will decide on CM after winning majority: SP chief
#No objections on Akhilesh's candidacy for CM post: Mulayam
#Will not expel Amar Singh from party: Mulayam
#We are one, party is one: Mulayam
#Akhilesh Yadav not in press conference
#Shivpal Yadav will also be present at the press conference: Sources
#Mulayam Singh to address media at 2:30 pm