Mulayam Singh heaps praise on Akhilesh, blames SP leaders for not publicising his work

The SP supremo blamed his own party leaders for not speaking about the good work done by Akhilesh.

Written by Mohd Faisal Fareed | Lalitpur (up) | Updated: September 21, 2015 12:32 am
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Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has remained the most vocal critic of his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Sunday showered praise on him for carrying out several development and infrastructure work. However, like Akhilesh, Mulayam too rued that the good works of the UP government were not being publicised.

“Akhilesh has fulfilled all poll promises in just three years. Hum badhai detey hai itna mahatwa-purna karya kiya hai (I congratulate him for doing such an important work),” Mulayam said.

He was addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the first 660 MW unit of 1980 MW supercritical thermal power plant commissioned by Lalitpur Power Generation Co Ltd (LPGCL), a part of Shishir Bajaj led-Bajaj Group.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was in Agra and was scheduled to reach Lalitpur for the function but skipped it with no official information. “Unko aana chahiye tha. Kaha ham nahi jayenge (he said he didn’t want to come,” Mulayam said.

The SP supremo blamed his own party leaders for not speaking about the good work done by Akhilesh.

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“Lots of leaders are sitting here. None of them ever appreciated government’s work. SP government had done lots of work…unemployment allowance, waiving farmers’ loan…a recent report had put UP at third place among all states in terms of development. But still party leaders never praise it,” he said.
He claimed that even Prakash Singh Badal’s government in Punjab had followed several schemes of Akhilesh government.

Mulayam said he respects journalists as “many of them show the reality” and also helped them “whenever anyone was ill in their family”, but added that some of them also twist his remarks. “They just pick one word, twist my statement and release it. They went after me in Badaun incident. See what happened after the CBI probe. Five youths were found to be innocent,” he said.

Coming back to his party leaders in Lalitpur, he said illegal mining was rampant in Lalitpur district and hinted that some people with links to Samajwadi Party may be involved. He directed district magistrate Zuhair Bin Saghir, who was present on the stage, to take action and “not bother about the clout of the leader” else he (DM) will have to face the music. “I don’t know for what they (SP leaders) need the money. No one will vote for you in elections for money. We are a party of poor. Those who are minting money have been identified,” he added.

Mulayam also targeted Congress and BSP for “ruining” the state. “Both of them ruined the state still no one speaks against them. We fought alone against Congress in the past when it brought women reservation bill and land acquisition bill,” he said. Mulayam, however, refrained from targeting BJP.

Earlier, after inaugurating the first unit of the power plant, he said two other units of 660 MW each will be commissioned by March 2016. The power plant was among the 11 conceived in 2010, but is the only one that could fructify.

Once again praising Akhilesh, Mulayam said that “power production is increasing” and “power is essential for all development”.

He appreciated Bajaj Group too stating the industrialist family had supported UP earlier too by setting up sugar mills. “They were reluctant and may run this plant in loss, but I asked them to set it up and told them that the government will provide all the necessary support,” Mulayam added.

Earlier, minister Shivpal Yadav said that Madhya Pradesh government had refused to provide water for the thermal plant and it was at his initiative that the irrigation department is now providing water to it.

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  1. A
    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:42 pm
    Father and son are playing good cop bad cop and virtually ruined UP.
    1. A
      Sep 21, 2015 at 2:50 am
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        Azhar Ali
        Sep 22, 2015 at 9:18 am
        Inauguration of the first 660 MW unit of the supercritical thermal power plant in Lalitpur at the hands of the Samajwadi supremo Mr Mulayam Singh umes significance given the power crisis the state is faced with and it will help achieve the CM Mr Akhilesh Yadav's target as well as promise to provide electricity to all within the stited period. Netaji's observation that the CM Mr Akhilesh Yadav has left no stone unturned to deliver the goods and that some leaders within the party take the latter's achievements for granted and balk at publicizing them for greater gains in the party's interests, really carries weight.
        1. Gautam Bhattacharya
          Sep 20, 2015 at 9:59 pm
          Sau nahi, Koti chooha kha kar billi Mulayam chali Hajj!!
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            KS KUMAR
            Sep 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm
            After making enough money for generations, Mulayam speaks about serving people. Will anybody believe his words.
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