President of the Samajwadi Party (SP), Akhilesh Yadav has announced that he is not going to contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls coming up in 2022. He has been quoted as stating, “Our alliance with the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) is final.”
Responding to the question of probability of taking along his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav’s party Pragatisheel Samajvadi Party (Lohia), Akhilesh has mentioned that he has no issues regarding the same. He also said that Shivpal and his men will be given their due honour.
Akhilesh has also stated that the seat sharing between the SP and RLD has not been finalised yet, but the alliance is confirmed.