Lucknow, June 12 -- Rumours of a possible patch-up between Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSP-L) president Shivpal Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav are afloat once again in the political circles in Uttar Pradesh.

Pictures of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh and Shivpal in a single frame when UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath called on the SP patriarch to enquire about his health on Monday is the latest trigger for the patch-up murmurs.

Even a categorical denial by the PSP-L chief has failed to stop discussions on the possibility of a reunion in the Yadav family.

"There will be no patch-up, no merger of PSPL with any party. We are a new party, a strong party. Defeats happen, we will consolidate and expand and be a force ...