Mohammed Adeeb holds the ‘key’ of Shivpal Yadav

Lucknow: Shivpal Yadav’s party Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSPL) has been allotted the ‘key’ symbol. President Shivpal Yadav on Tuesday roped in Mohammad Adeeb, a former Rajya Sabha member to talk to the Congress and other secular parties for an alliance ahead of the general elections.

Along with Mohammed Adeeb, Shivpal inducted former Samajwadi Party MLA Haafiz Irshad and over two dozen Muslim leaders into PSPL.

Making scathing attacks on both Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati for the SP-BSP alliance, Adeeb called Mayawati untrustworthy and Akhilesh “deceitful”.

Hindustan Times has quoted Adeeb as saying, “Akhilesh is a deceitful. He deceived his father, uncle, Samajwadi Party, and other parties. Other parties were waiting for an alliance. He should have spoken to Congress, Apna Dal, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, and others. But Akhilesh and Mayawati in their greed to keep all the seats to themselves, kept all out”.

It must be noted that before Akhilesh took over, Shivpal was the second most powerful man in the Samajwadi Party. He broke away from the SP to form his own party in 2018.