Aparna Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav pay UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath a 'courtesy call'

Aparna Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader and daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Friday, visited Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath along with her husband Prateek Yadav in Lucknow.

The meeting took place at the VVIP guest house in Lucknow, where the Uttar Pradesh chief minister is currently living. The meeting was described as a 'courtesy call', and Aparna and Prateek spent about 30 minutes with Adityanath.

Aparna Yadav. CNN-news 18

File image of Aparna Yadav. CNN-News18

Aparna Yadav, the "ChhotiBahu" of the Yadav family and the sister-in-law of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, contested the 2017 Assembly election from Lucknow Cantt but lost to BJP candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi by over 30,000 votes.

In the lead-up to the election, and in the family feud that raged in the Samajwadi Party, Aparna and Akhilesh were seen to be on opposite sides. To smooth things, Dimple Yadav, wife of Akhilesh and star campaigner for the Samajwadi Party was seen campaigning for her sister-in-law.

However, 26-year-old Aparna's interactions with BJP leaders have seen her come under attack in the past. Earlier she was in the news for clicking a selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

When the photo generated controversy and raised questions about her political leanings, she said, "What's wrong with that? He is everyone's prime minister."

Prateek, 28, is Mulayam's younger son from his second wife. He is a businessman who has amassed a real estate empire that includes a high-end gym.


Published Date: Mar 24, 2017 12:56 pm | Updated Date: Mar 24, 2017 12:56 pm

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