Lucknow: All is not still not well in ruling Samajwadi Party, hit by family feud, as reflected in its sudden decision to abruptly cancel the proposed rally of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in Azamgarh on 6 October.
"The rally proposed on October 6 in Azamgarh is cancelled. The new dates will be finalised soon," a party leader said.
A decision in this regard was taken by Mulayam after meeting party's state president Shivpal Yadav and cabinet minister Balram Yadav, who represents Azamgarh in the assembly and was made in-charge of the rally.
With the rally, SP was going to kickstart its 2017 assembly election campaign.
Earlier, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on 17 September postponed Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra, scheduled on October 3, saying the dates would be announced later.
"I will lay the foundation stone of metro works in Kanpur on October 4. The date of the yatra will be decided. Time has changed, now I will see from which 'disha' (direction) and time it should start," he had said.
Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra -- 'Vikas se vijay ki ore' was announced by Akhilesh on Twitter with a picture in which he is seen sitting inside a bus.
The October 6 rally was to be held at the ITI ground. Apart from Mulayam, newly-appointed party general secretary Amar Singh was also supposed to addresses the proposed rally preparation for which had begun in full swing.