After the news broke out that Aparna Yadav, wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s second son Prateek Yadav will join politics just ahead of state assembly election in UP, the young lady is all over in the headlines.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a good, well-intentioned man, said Aparna in an interview with News18. While talking about the note ban declared by PM Modi, she said she thinks the note ban was a tragedy and believed the PM perhaps came under the influence of officials who “ill-advised him”.
The Samajwadi Party candidate will fight from Lucknow Cantt and will take on BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi who till recently was the Congress state president.
The young leader also admitted that she is trying to be a bridge in the family. She said she has the full support of brother-in-law and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his wife and Lok Sabha MP Dimple Yadav.
Recently, the Samajwadi Party had witnessed a bitter dispute that saw Akhilesh pitted against party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. The CM won the command of the party as well as the symbol. The war of words lasted for almost two months. Many speculated that it had its origins in the differences between Mulayam’s two sons and their families.
“I am trying to be bridge in my family. Unless a daughter does that she is not complete. I have the full support of Akhilesh and Bhabhi (Dimple). I discuss political issues with them,” said Aparna. Aparna also admitted that she entered politics because Mulayam wanted her to get into it.
While denying the charges of nepotism coming the family’s way with an array of wives, uncles and nephews holding key positions, she said, “If it’s natural for a doctor’s son or daughter to be a doctor, engineer’s son or daughter to be an engineer, then why the politician question.”