No discussions yet on Shivpal Yadav joining BJP: Amit Shah
With reports surfacing that Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav may join the saffron party, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday said the "matter has not been discussed yet".
"Unhe lekar abhi aisi koi charcha nahi hai (There is no discussion on it yet)," Shah told the media.
According to reports, Shivpal Yadav is said to be rethinking his political strategy and considering two options. Shivpal, who is miffed with former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, would either float a new party or will join Nitish Kumar's JD (U) and become a part of NDA. Yadav is reportedly in talks with some of the JD(U) leaders.
Reports say that Shivpal met with Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday and discussed both the options.
Shivpal and Mulayam were engaged in a bitter fight with Akhilesh Yadav ahead of the UP Assembly elections. Following the family feud, which was out in the open, Akhilesh seized control of the party.
On Nitish Kumar walking away from the Grand Alliance in Bihar, the Shah denied any BJP role in it and said, "We have not broken any party in Bihar, it is Nitish ji who ended the alliance and resigned."
Nitish last week severed ties with the RJD and the Congress, and formed a new government in Bihar with the support of BJP.
In Gujarat, several Congress MLAs quit the party and joined the BJP. To prevent more MLAs from joining the BJP, Congress has sent 44 of its Gujarat MLAs to a resort in Bengaluru.
Shah took a jibe at this and said, "It seems Congress does not trust its MLAs. Why have they been made prisoners?"