There may be understanding with SP for the 2022 UP surveys: Shivpal Yadav

FIROZABAD: Pragatisheel Samajwadi party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav has hinted of an "understanding" between his party and the Samajwadi party , headed by his estranged nephew Akhilesh Yadav , for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh surveys.

In 2018, Shivpal had parted ways with the Samajwadi party , founded by his elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav, after 26 years of association, falling out with its president Akhilesh and cousin Ram Gopal Yadav.

During his visit to Firozabad to meet with former PS legislator Azim Bhai in the district jail on Friday, he said there were no disputes within the family.

"There can be an understanding with the Samajwadi party about seats for the 2022 state polls. The election symbol will however be ours which is a 'key'," he told reporters.

Shivpal Yadav was the PWD and irrigation minister in the Samajwadi party government in Uttar Pradesh.