LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday congratulate Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the entry of Priyanka Gandhi in active politics.
Yadav’s remarks came three days after Priyanka Gandhi‘s appointment as General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh. He expressed the hope that this decision will strengthen the Congress in Uttar Pradesh at the grassroots level.
Talking to reporters after hoisting the national flag at the Janeshwar Mishra Park here, he said he was happy that the Congress too was promoting new leaders.
Akhilesh said, “Rajneeti mein jitne naye log aayen, hum samajwadiyon ko usse zyada khushi hogi. Main mubarakbaad aapke madhyam se dena chahta hoon ki Congress party aur unke rashtriya adhyakash ne ek achchha faisla liya hai (SP is happy to welcome new entrants into politics. I want to congratulate Congress and its national president for the good decision that they have taken),” as per reports published in TOI.
The 45-year-old, however, parried questions on the possibility of possible friendship with the Congress.
The Samajwadi Party recently sealed an electoral alliance with one-time arch rival BSP, leaving the Congress out in the cold. Akhilesh’s ally, BSP supremo Mayawati, is yet to react on Priyanka’s political plunge.
With agency inputs