Lucknow: Aparna Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law, met with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath this morning along with her husband Prateek Yadav, the Samajwadi chief’s younger son. The meeting was brushed off by the party as a “courtesy call”.
Around 9 am, Aparna and Prateek Yadav arrived with a bouquet of peach roses at the guest house where Adityanath has been staying since his swearing-in. His official residence at Kalidas Marg has been sanctified, but the CM is yet to move in.
The Yadavs spent about 30 minutes with the CM, say reports.
Aparna Yadav, the ‘chhoti bahu’ in the Yadav family and the sister-in-law of former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, fought the election as a Samajwadi Party candidate in a Lucknow seat but lost to the BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi.
Before the election campaign, Akhilesh Yadav and Aparna and Prateek Yadav were seen on opposite sides of the Yadav family war.
In October last year, eyebrows were raised when Aparna Yadav clicked a selfie with PM Modi at a family function that he attended in Lucknow and has been open about her admiration of him.
Aparna Yadav married Prateek Yadav in 2011, who is the younger son from his second wife.