FORMER Chief Minister of UP Mulayam Singh’s clan had a fierce fight just before the assembly elections. Following demonetisation, the three main actors of the family—former Chief Minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav, his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav, and Shivpal Yadav—were more worried about saving their alleged unaccounted wealth and avoiding the pressure of investigating agencies rather than saving the seat of power in Lucknow. Akhilesh Yadav still has the support of Ram Gopal Yadav along with the younger brigade of the Yadav clan. When Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agarwal hosted a party at a Delhi hotel in July 2107 to celebrate fellow MP Ram Gopal Yadav’s silver jubilee in Parliament, he had a surprise guest—Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi not only found time to join the celebration, but also spoke glowingly about Ram Gopal’s political career and services as an MP. Meanwhile, the gap has widened between Ram Gopal and Shivpal Yadav. Shivpal has chosen another way. He is increasingly seen with maverick Amar Singh and owner of Zee TV Subhash Goyal, a newly elected Rajya Sabha member. This trimurti is seen in parties, meetings and dinners together. It’s learnt that Amar Singh and Subhash Goyal are pampering Shivpal to invest his alleged unaccounted wealth into their ventures. Also, Shivpal has reportedly bought a house in the posh Jorbagh colony in Delhi. Watch this space for more updates.