There was tough resistance when it came to political hegemony. All have virtually ganged up against the patriarch. Mulayam wanted Prateek to contest from Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat. A reticent Akhilesh and even Mulayam’s brothers opposed it.
Mulayam was even obliquely told that if he dared name Prateek for the seat, his clan would ensure the task was completed with as much difficulty as possible.
A shrewd Mulayam apparently succumbed. For the present, he has agreed to sail with the family. The extended family has been asked to wait.
Mulayam is contesting from Mainpuri and Azamgarh. He would be vacating the Azamgarh seat after the polls. The bye-election would pave way for Prateek to enter the family political business possibly in a parallel set-up. May others take cue from him before a second marriage.
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