New Delhi: The strained relationship between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) is likely to get sweetened. The discord between both the parties erupted over the issue of nuclear deal in 2008 when the SP had decided to support UPA –I in the Parliament. The crises arose when the Left had withdrew its support from the UPA-I.

The two and half decade old relation between the SP Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and CPI (M) leader Prakash Karat is likely to get revived after their meeting on Tuesday evening.

The Left has welcomed the SP’s move for friendly terms with it. The CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat will attend the oath taking ceremony of Akhilesh Yadav.

In 2008, both the parties broke their two decade old tie. It was during this time when the CPI (M) joined hands with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati. However, overlooking the rift, Mulayam Singh along with Akhilesh Yadav met Karat and invited him for the swearing-in ceremony which is scheduled on Thursday.

Sources say, the CM-designate of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav had a telephonic conversation with the CPI (M) general secretary before meeting him. It is evident that the SP does not want to lose the support of its age old partner.