Addressing workers here at the state headquarters after separate meetings with both the warring leaders, Mulayam also said for him the SP was not just a political entity but a family.

Pointing out that workers and supporters of the party were worried about the unfolding events within the party, Mulayam said that Akhilesh would go and meet his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.

The Yadav chieftain also ruled out any major differences between Shivpal, Ram Gopal and Akhilesh Yadav. As party workers raised slogans in favour of Shivpal Singh yadav, the SP chief shouted them down and said they should remain quiet as he was speaking.

He also dropped a bombshell later when he reversed the decision of his Chief Minister son and announced that former Mines Minister Gayatri Prajapati will be reinstated in the government.

Prajapati was sacked on Monday based on serious charges of patronising illegal mining and minting ill-gotten money.

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This move is likely to dent the authority of Akhilesh Yadav further. Mulayam's silence on return of Shivpal Yadav to the state cabinet is however being interpreted in political circles with many views.

Sources told that a solution has been thrashed out wherein all portfolios held by Shivpal prior to Tuesday would be given back to him and he will also remain the state party president.

Here's the Highlights:

12:47 am: Akhilesh Yadav will go meet Shivpal Yadav at his residence: Mulayam Singh Yadav.

12:45 am:
It is elections time, we should all come together & work. There is no fight between Ramgopal Yadav, Akhilesh & Shivpal: Mulayam Yadav.

12:43 am:
Every father & son duo faces issues. There is no rift. But there is fault of our people as well, who spoke to media: Mulayam Singh.

12:42 am:
Samajwadi Party is a family, there are no differences in the party: Mulayam Singh Yadav.

12:40 am:
There can't be a rift in the party, says Mulayam Singh Yadav.

12:45 am:
No fight between Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav. There will be no issue in the Party as long as i am here.

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