Why is Zee’s Subhash Chandra getting cosy with Mulayam Singh Yadav?


On Saturday, a party was oraganised in Lutyans’ Delhi to celebrate the wedding of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s nephew, Aditya Yadav.

But the invitation card sent out to VVIPs of Delhi’s Who’s Who said that it was ‘With Best Compliments from Dr Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Zee and Essel Group.’


Political circle of Delhi was abuzz with many interpretations of an owner of a renowned media group hosting a wedding party of a political leader’s son.

What baffled many the most was Chandra, a known RSS sypathiser, organising the event for Samajwadi party leader’s son.

Many felt that this could be a beginning of a new political alignment in Uttar Pradesh between the BJP and the Samajwadi Party ahead of next year’s crucial assembly elections. But, one theory that travelled with lightening speed was related to Chandra’s aspiration to get elected to the Rajya Sabha.

The Zee chairman, who had publicly thrown his weight behind Narendra Modi’s candidature for the prime minister’s job, is reportedly very keen to reach the Upper House of the Indian parliament.

According to Bhadas4media wesbite, Uttar Pradesh, where Samajwadi Party is in power, is likely to have at least 7 Rajya Sabha seats up for election soon. Mulayam may send his party loyalists from six seats while his party will play crucial role in ensuring the victory for the seventh candidate.

Chandra is reportedly very keen to be elected from the seventh seat and may want the SP’s support for his smooth election.

According to analysts, the recent political developments suggest that this could well end up being a real possibility sd Mulayam may not be averse to the idea of extending support o Chandra despite his links with the BJP.

Mulayam has recently been accused of tacitly striking a deal with the BJP ahead of 2017 assembly elections.

His decision to pull of the anti-BJP Grand Alliance just days before Bihar elections was widely attributed to his alleged support for the saffron party.

Last week, the SP announced the candidature of Mulayam’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav as its candidate from Lucknow Cantt seat for next year’s election. Her choice as an SP candidate had left many surprised given the acrimonious relationship between Mulayam and his daughter-in-law and the latter’s public support for Narendra Modi in the past.