While Shivpal Yadav sat quietly during the meeting and only exchanged pleasantries with some legislators, he is known to be angry with outgoing Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
They have never been seen together after a bitter feud broke out in the party after which Akhilesh Yadav took over as the Samajwadi Party's national President and Shivpal Yadav was removed as its state unit chief.
Akhilesh Yadav will name the next leader of the opposition after the March 25 National Executive meet.
A meeting with the newly-elected Samajwadi Party MLAs today at party headquarters. pic.twitter.com/nOM9nsdkik— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 16, 2017
The newly elected MLAs took stock of the electoral showing, which saw the party tally tumble to 47, its lowest in 25 years, in the 403-member house.
At the meeting, leaders blamed the media and the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the party's disastrous showing in the election.
The Samajwadi Party had 224 members in the outgoing assembly. The BJP and its allies now have a thumping majority of 325. The BSP has 19 MLAs, the Congress seven and the RLD one.
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