Mulayam warns cops loyal to Maya

Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday served a veiled warning to police officials who have been loyal to Mayawati.

Written by D K Singh | Gorakhpur | Published: February 3, 2012 2:40 am

Amid a raging row between IAS and IPS officers in Uttar Pradesh,Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday served a veiled warning to police officials who have been loyal to Mayawati.

“Their (BSP’s) entire tenure was spent in counting money and stones,while one lakh false cases were registered against SP workers. Police ke koochha logon ne bahut jyada wafadari dikhayi hai. Unko pata nahin ki parivartan kab aa jaye. (A section of the police have shown too much loyalty; they don’t know when the change comes),” Mulayam said at a rally here,promising that all these cases would be withdrawn once the SP returns to power.

Sensing an opportunity to make a comeback to power,the Samajwadi Party chief sought to address two factors,which were said to have contributed to his downfall in 2007: law and order issues and failure of his MY (Muslim-Yadav) formula.

Mulayam sought to address both declaring that the government is of “poori janata (all citizens)” and “even if SP workers indulge in goondaism,they will also be thrown into the jail”. His warning to SP workers was also meant to reach out to those outside his core constituency of Muslims and Yadavs.

He made a bid to woo Brahmins whose support to the BSP in the last election was said to have proved crucial. He showered praise on former BJP MLA TP Shukla who joined the SP on Thursday,even as Akhil Bhartiya Brahmin Mahasabha Secretary KC Pande declared from the dais that people once talked about MY combination but it has now become BMY (B for Brahmins). Incidentally,the SP supremo did not make any mention of Muslims in his speech.

Seeking to woo Dalits,he said,“If she (Mayawati) is Dalit ki beti,how many Dalits have managed to meet her and what action has been taken on their complaints? Dalits have never had as much trouble as in the past five years.” He exhorted party workers to reach out to Dalits saying that “25 to 30 per cent” of them were ready to vote (for SP).

Mulayam also sought to reach out to the Most Backward Classes among the OBCs promising they would be included in SC category.

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