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Mulayam Singh contesting from Azamgarh to please his 2nd wife: Mayawati

Mulayam is contesting from Azamgarh to please his second wife and pave way for their son Prateek Yadav," Maya told an election rally in Azamgarh. Tweet This
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Asking Yadav community to wake up, Mayawati said they should come out of Mulayam's "mental slavery". Asking Yadav community to wake up, Mayawati said they should come out of Mulayam's "mental slavery".

Attacking Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday alleged he was contesting from Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat only to “please his second wife”.

“There is a dispute going on in Mulayam’s family. He is contesting from here (Azamgarh) to please his second wife and pave way for their son Prateek Yadav,” she told an election rally in Azamgarh.

On Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav referring to her as his ‘bua’ (aunt) at a recent public meeting in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati said it would be an “insult” even to consider him (Akhilesh) as her younger brother.

“Akhilesh used to insult dalit icons. He terms construction of memorials in their names as wastage of money despite the fact it generates income for the state,” she said.

Taking potshots at Mulayam and Akhilesh, Mayawati said “they should understand that it was due to B R Ambedkar they are here, otherwise they will be grazing cows and buffaloes in fields.”

Asking Yadav community to wake up, Mayawati said they should come out of Mulayam’s “mental slavery”.

Alleging the SP and tbe BJP had tacit understanding, Mayawati said Modi was contesting from Varanasi and Mulayam from Azamgarh due to their pact.

Had Mulayam wanted to prevent Modi from winning, he should have contested from Varanasi, Mayawati said. Mayawati alleged Mulayam would leave Azamgarh after elections.

“While Modi will leave Varanasi and retain Vadodra, Mulayam will retain Mainpuri,” she said.

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