Lucknow: While the ruling Samajwadi Party projects itself as ‘champions of democratic socialism’ and left-wing populism, a contradiction surfaced recently when party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s second son Prateek Yadav, drove his five crore rupee Lamborghini on the roads of Lucknow on Friday.
Prateek is also a gym freak and has his own gym, which was inaugurated by his father. Although Prateek lacks a flair for politics, but his passion for high-end luxury is hogging the limelight. Prateek is Mulayam’s younger son from his second marriage to Sadhana Gupta.
In his childhood, Prateek contracted pneumonia while studying in Dehradun. A steroid injection made his weight shoot up to 103 kgs. Prateek is married to his long-time sweetheart Aparna Bisht and they have a three-year-old daughter. Prateek is a University of Leeds graduate and manages the family’s massive land holdings. He plans to develop them into residential, commercial and industrial complexes.
He had his fair share of controversy. In November 2012, a group of Samajwadi Party workers entered the party office in Lucknow and demanded that Prateek be given a ticket to contest from Azamgarh for the 2014 general election.