Lucknow, Feb 9: He is an exception in the family of Mulayam Singh Yadav, the founder of ruling Samajwadi Party in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Meet 28-year-old Prateek, the second son of Mulayam Singh, who does not want to join politics. His interest lies in cars and Prateek is also a fitness freak.
The Lucknow-based businessman runs a couple of gyms in the city. In Mulayam Singh's family, almost all are in politics--eldest son and chief minister of UP Akhilesh and two daughters-in-law Dimple (wife of Akhilesh) and Aparna (wife of Prateek).
While Dimple is a Member of Parliament, Akhilesh and Aparna are contesting the upcoming assembly polls in the state.
"I am not at all interested in politics. If I had to become a politician I would have long back. I am focused on my business," Prateek told ANI. However, he definitely keeps a tab on the political developments in the state.
Prateek said that he was confident that the newly-formed SP-Congress alliance will win the UP polls. "I think the SP-Congress alliance will win more than 250 seats," he added.
The businessman said that he was sure that even his wife will win the elections. "Yes, Aparna will surely win from Lucknow Cantonment constituency. She has already done a lot of work for the area," added Prateek.
Regarding the controversy surrounding his luxury car, Prateek said there was nothing illegal about it. "I bought the car (Lamborghini Huracan) on loan. I have all the papers and I pay income tax. Why the controversy?" he asked. "I have my own business. If I had invested Rs 5 crores in property then no one would have said anything," Prateek added.