- Akhilesh Yadav shared link to the report late last night
- Report on cow welfare funds going to Aparna Yadav's NGO during 2012-17
- Aprana Yadav is wife of Akhilesh Yadav's step-brother Prateek Yadav
Mr Yadav's post late last night shared the link to a report published on Monday on cow welfare funds mostly going to an NGO run by his sister-in-law Aparna Yadav when he was Chief Minister.
The report said that a Right to Information or RTI query had revealed that over 86 per cent of the 9.6 crore budget sanctioned for cow welfare organisations by the Uttar Pradesh Gau Sewa Aayog went to Aparna Yadav's NGO between 2012 and 2017.
Aparna Yadav is the wife of Akhilesh Yadav's step-brother Prateek Yadav.
Akhilesh Yadav has 3.59 million followers on Twitter; many among them were baffled at his tweet.
Uhm??? Why is Akhilesh Yadav tweeting this ??? pic.twitter.com/MEgZSC12l1- Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) July 3, 2017
Hours later, perhaps realizing his mistake, Akhilesh Yadav deleted the post from his timeline. But that hardly helped.
One person speculated that this was Akhilesh Yadav's way of getting back at his sister-in-law, who has been seen in photo-ops with Yogi Adityanath, the saffron-robed monk who took over as Chief Minister after Samajwadi Party was voted out of power earlier this year.
The jeers were interspersed with congratulatory messages, apparently from supporters who appeared to have mistaken the report as favourable to their leader.