New Delhi: Days after hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday trained guns on his son and party chief Akhilesh Yadav while questioning the SP-BSP alliance.
“Who is finishing the party? Our own party members. It was such a strong party, formed government thrice on our own, got elected as CM all the three times, also became the Defence Minister. We are not doing politics, but we are speaking truth,” Yadav was quoted by ANI as saying.
The SP veteran said that he did not understand on what basis Akhilesh gave half of the seats to Mayawati.
Asserting that he holds more experience than his son, Mulayam said that if Akhilesh cannot understand whom to give the ticket, he should be consulted.
On the last day of the Budget Session, Mulayam had created a flutter in the Lok Sabha when he said he wished to see Narendra Modi back as prime minister, a sentiment acknowledged by the BJP leader with folded hands.
The “blessings” for PM Modi by Yadav that left opposition members squirming come at a time when his son Akhilesh Yadav has joined hands with arch-rival Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party to challenge BJP in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Mulayam’s praise for PM Modi came at a time when his son Akhilesh Yadav has joined hands with SP’s once arch-rival Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls.
Akhilesh has even been at the forefront on the opposition making efforts to stitch the grand alliance to unseat the BJP at the Centre in the upcoming general elections.
The internal rift within the Yadav family came out in public after Akhilesh Yadav joined hands with Rahul Gandhi for the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Their alliance, however, suffered a crushing defeat at the BJP’s hands.