Who is Aparna Yadav Mulayam Singh Yadav Choti Bahu who dumped SP to join BJP

New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly election in 2022, the Samajwadi Party (SP) remained red after the election of Mulayam Singh Yadav. Choti Bahu (the youngest daughter-in-law) left her own political family to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. She joined the Saffron Brigade in the presence of Uttar Pradesh State Unit Chairman Swatantra Dev Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Head of BJP Media Department Anil Baluni, at the party headquarters in the nation’s capital. It comes days after several BJP bigwigs, including ministers Swami Prasad Maurya, Dharam Singh Saini and Dara Singh Chauhan, joined the SP led by Akhilesh Yadav.Also Read – ‘Welcome to the BJP’: Yogi Adityanath hopes Aparna Yadav will strengthen the party with his good works

Despite being the daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Aparna had repeatedly spoken out in favor of BJP’s work. She had openly expressed her support for central government policies, including the repeal of Article 370 and the NRC (National Citizens Registry), which was opposed by the Samajwadi party.

“ Jo Bharat ka hai use register mein ankit hone mein kya samasya hai (Those belonging to India should have no problem getting registered),” she tweeted.

Furthermore, she had made headlines in 2017 when she met Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at a cow shelter, run by her husband Prateek. The meeting then sparked speculation on whether Aparna Yadav was moving closer to the BJP. However, she had dismissed rumors that CM Yogi had visited the cow shelter on his invitation as the state’s chief minister. “He is everyone’s CM and Yogi Adityanath also runs cow sheds in his Gorakhpur so we asked him to visit ours and give us some advice on how to improve it,” she said.

What to know about Aparna Yadav

  • Aparna, the wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son, Pratik Yadav, had unsuccessfully contested the 2017 polls against BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi of Lucknow Cantt.
  • Like the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Aparna also comes from a Thakur-Bisht background. Moreover, both belong to Pauri in Uttarakand.
  • She runs an organization – bAware – that works on women’s issues. She also operates a cow shelter in Lucknow.
  • It is learned that she is seeking a ticket from the Lucknow Cantt assembly headquarters, however, the BJP leadership clarified that there is no precondition for membership.

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