All is not well in the family of Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch and former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. This year, the Holi festival on March 29 made public the fissures in the family. For the first time, an unwell Mulayam Singh Yadav did not reach his native village Saifai in Etawah district to celebrate Holi. Mulayam’s son and SP national president Akhilesh Yadav was playing Holi with his supporters at his father’s haveli in Saifai. Meanwhile, Shivpal Singh Yadav, the patriarch’s younger brother, was celebrating with his supporters at the local SS College a short distance away. The big news was that the Yadav first family was celebrating Holi separately in Saifai.
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