The veteran leaders met over a cup of tea. Mulayam’s son and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was also present during the meeting.
New Delhi , india, August 2 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad met former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in New Delhi on Monday. The veteran leaders met over a cup of tea. Mulayam’s son and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was also present during the meeting.
“Met country’s seniormost socialist leader respected Mulayam Singh ji to inquire about his well being. Ours is a united war against unequality, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, farmers’ issues,” Lalu tweeted along with a few photos of his meeting with 81-year-old Mulayam.
Both Lalu, 73 and Mulayam have not been keeping well since long. Lalu, who has been suffering from multiple health issues, has been receiving treatment in Delhi since he was granted bail in a fodder scam case in April this year.
While the exact details of the meeting between the two veteran leaders were not available immediately, the get together has came at a time when murmurs regarding formation of a third front to challenge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2024 Lok Sabha elections have gathered momentum particularly after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s recent Delhi trip. Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are also due in 2022.