New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Thursday attacked Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wishing another term for him.

Singh, who was himself part of the SP, said Yadav’s words were an effort to create confusion and indicated that it could be a tactic to cover up allegations of corruption against the SP and BSP.

“It is just to create confusion to ensure that Chandrakala, and Rama Raman who looted Noida under the guidance of both Mulayam and Mayawati are saved and Modi ji gets neutralised.”

Singh was referring to IAS officers Rama Raman and Chandrakala who were embroiled in cases over scams. Chandrakala was recently summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged sand mining case.

Yadav had said in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that the Prime Minister should come back in power after 2019 general elections. His comments were obviously welcomed by the ruling NDA though the SP chose to remain tight-lipped over it.

It is also interesting in the light of the fact that the SP is in an alliance with Mayawati’s BSP to oust the BJP.

Meanwhile, veteran SP leader Azam Khan went on record to discard Yadav’s statement as “not his own” and one that he was made to make. Speaking to ANI, Khan said, “This statement is not of Mulayam ji’s. It has been forced upon him.”