"The blessings of the SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav is always with Akhilesh Yadav. Also, there is no problem with Shivpal Singh Yadav. He might say something but how could he leave his nephew," the Leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly told reporters in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia.
"The SP is united. Ours is a democratic party, and in such a party difference of opinion is natural," he said, when asked about Mulayam Yadav's recent statement, warning Akhilesh Yadav against forming coalition for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Mulayam Yadav was quoted as saying in the media that he was not in favour of any kind of coalition with anyone and if Akhilesh decides to tie-up with any party then he would be forced to take some strict action.
"Yogi government has failed on all fronts. It has no control over police and administration. The law and order situation has turned worse," he added.