Just a few days before the Uttar Pradesh elections, daughter-in-law of former UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav’s sister-in-law Aparna Yadav joined the BJP.
She was married to Akhilesh Yadav’s brother Pratik Yadav and her decision to join the BJP is seen as a major blow to the Samajwadi Party.
Pratik Yadav is the younger son of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Aparna Yadav while joining the BJP said that she was always inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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After joining the saffron party, she claimed that she wanted to do better for the country and stated that she was impressed by the schemes by the BJP.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya welcoming her to the party said, “I want to welcome her and say that Akhilesh Yadav is unsuccessful in his family as well as politics.”
Aparna according to Maurya decided to join the saffron party following several days of discussions with the BJP leaders in the state.
It may be mentioned that Aparna had contested for the Lucknow Cantt seat in 2017 UP election.
She lost of to Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had quit the Congress then to join the BJP.