He also asked all ministers in the Akhilesh Yadav government to shun differences and ensure the victory of party candidates in their parliamentary constituencies.
“I have reports about your performance and behaviour. It is better to shun the differences and work for SP candidate. This is the most important election for me,” Mulayam reportedly said during a closed-door meeting with ministers at SP office in Lucknow.
The SP chief reportedly advised the ministers to remain in their areas, hear grievances of the people and remain connected with them.
“Whatever be the issue, you should keep in mind that Mulayam Singh is contesting the election. The differences can be sorted out at a later stage. We need to win the elections,” Mulayam was quoted as telling the ministers.
Talking about the Gonda, where SP is scheduled to hold a rally on February 3, he told the ministers that they “can give it in writing about the welfare projects, which can be announced”.
It is reported that roads worth Rs 107 crore and projects regarding several new town areas will be announced during the Gonda rally. “Before the model code of conduct is enforced, you should do at least one work in your department, which sends good message among the people,” he reportedly said.
Earlier, he announced an 18-member election coordination committee headed by Akhilesh and comprising Shivpal Yadav, Rajendra Choudhary, Ramgovind Choudhary and several other ministers. Ahmed Hasan is the lone Muslim member in the committee.