Signalling an end to days of bitter infighting, he said, "Our family is united, the party is united... We stand united with full strength."

This was the first media conference by Mulayam Singh Yadav after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav from the Cabinet.

Here are the highlights of his press conference:

*Only 2 months left for polls, why think this now? Mulayam on question whether he will take over post of UP CM to resolve all the problems.

*I will not give even a single controversial answer, no matter how many controversial questions, you may ask: Mulayam Singh.

*Yes, its true that the majority was in my name (in 2012), we made Akhilesh CM. Now its upto him to carry out responsibilities, says Mulayam.

*I don't pay attention what Ram Gopal Yadav says: Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Let our majority come then you will know, says Mulayam on UP CM candidate for 2017 Assembly polls.

Why you bring Amar Singh into everything? Mulayam Singh to the media persons.

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SP chief Mulayam, who has met CM Akhilesh and four expelled ministers including Shadab Fatima, Narad Rai, OP Singh and Shivpal Yadav at his residence on Tuesday.

SP heavyweight had heated arguments with his son Akhilesh during party's crucial meet. Mulayam Singh reprimanded CM Akhilesh while backing his brother Shivpal Yadav and Amar Singh.

To bring back normalcy, Mulayam asked CM to hug his uncle Shivpal and subsequently gave way to an uneasy truce between his brother Shivpal and son Akhilesh .  

CM Akhilesh, who had expelled four ministers including Shadab Fatima, Narad Rai, OP Singh and SP state chief Shivpal Yadav from his cabinet, had a scuffle with his uncle Shivpal Yadav during Party's meet.