- Aparna Yadav unsuccessfully contested the UP election from Lucknow
- Aparna and Prateek Yadav met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath around 9 am
- Akhilesh and Prateek Yadav were seen on opposite sides of the family feud
Around 9 am, Aparna and Prateek Yadav arrived with a bouquet of peach roses at the VVIP guest house where the saffron-robed priest has been staying since his swearing-in on Sunday. The couple left about 20 minutes later.
Aparna Yadav, the "Chhoti Bahu" of 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 by over 30,000 votes.
Before the election campaign, Akhilesh Yadav and Aparna and Prateek Yadav were seen on opposite sides of the Yadav family war. In an attempt to smother talk of a raging feud in the middle of elections, Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav, a star campaigner for the Samajwadi Party, held a rally for her sister-in-law.
In the past, questions have been raised about the 26-year-old's admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite the politics of her husband's family.
As the photo generated controversy and provoked questions about her political leanings, she said, "What's wrong with that? He is everyone's PM."
Aparna Yadav's husband Prateek Yadav is Mulayam Singh Yadav's younger son from his second wife. The 28-year-old businessman has amassed a real estate empire that includes a high-end gym. During the election campaign, he was in news for showing off his electric blue, 4 crore Lamborghini on the streets of Lucknow.