New Delhi, Jan 19: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that his father and the party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav tried hard to convince daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav to not join the BJP.
Responding to a question on Aparna Yadav joining the BJP, Akhilesh Yadav said he would like to congratulate her and extend his best wishes to her. “I am also happy that our socialist ideology is expanding. I hope that our ideology will reach there and work to save the constitution and democracy,” the SP president said.
“Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) tried very hard to convince her,” he said on asking whether efforts were made to stop Aparna Yadav from joining the ruling party.
Aparna Yadav joined the BJP on Wednesday in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and its state chief Swatantra Dev Singh.
After formally joining the party, she…