As poll-bound Uttar Pradesh is all set to go for voting in the final phase of the state Assembly elections on Wednesday, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to have winning the confidence of his family members, including his stepmother Sadhna Gupta Yadav.
Addressing an election rally on Tuesday, Mulayam Singh Yadav's wife Sadhna Gupta Yadav said that she wants to see Akhilesh becoming chief minister again.
"I have been more in conversation with Akhilesh since January 1, than I've been in last five years. I want to see him becoming chief minister again," Sadhna said.
She also said that she wanted to join politics but her husband Mulayam didn't allow her.
"Now I don't want to join politics, but yes I would like my son Prateek to be a politicians," she said.
On Samajwadi Party's campaign ‘Kaam Bolta Hai’, she said, "I was brought up in a family where my father used to say that one should not publicise good work, but now time is different."
She also expressed her displeasure over the recent family feud in the party.
"I feel bad after what happened in the family. A chief secretary was transferred, people said I was behind it. It’s false, though I wish I was so powerful," Sadhna said, adding, "No matter what, nobody should have disrespected Netaji, it is he who founded and nurtured the party."
In all, 535 candidates, including 40 (BSP), 32 (BJP), 31 (SP), 9 (Congress), 21 (RLD) and 5 (NCP) are in the fray in the final phase.
A total of 1.41 crore voters, including 64.76 lakh females will exercise their franchise in the last phase. Over 14,458 polling booths have been set up in this phase.