• Associate Sponsor

UP polls 2017: Mulayam Singh addresses first rally in Etawah, seeks votes for Shivpal Yadav

This was Mulayam's first election rally after flip-flops on whether he would campaign for Samajwadi Party post Akhilesh Yadav taking over as party president.

By: PTI | Etawah(up) | Updated: February 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017,UP Elections 2017 , UP Polls 2017, Uttar Pradesh Polls 2017, samajwadi party, mulayam singh, shivpal yadav, mulayam singh rally, Jaswant Nagar constituency, etawah rally,india news, latest news Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav with his brother and senior leader Shivpal Singh Yadav at an election rally in Etawah on Saturday. PTI Photo

After staying away from campaigning till now, SP patriarch Mualyam Singh Yadav on Saturday addressed his first rally where he sought votes for brother Shivpal, saying the election is important for both of them. Mulayam, who was removed as party president with his son Akhilesh Yadav taking over the reins just before the polls following a bitter turf battle with Shivpal, also made no mention of the SP-Congress alliance which he had publicly opposed.

In his 30-minute speech in Takha block of Jaswantnagar which he represented before he handed it over to his brother, the SP leader stressed that these elections were important, especially for him and Shivpal. Significantly, Mulayam also did not speak about any other political party and only concentrated on seeking votes for Shivpal by stating the works done by SP.

“Youth are the real strength of SP and maximum youths are with SP and so our party never ages…,” Mulayam said, adding though unemployment was a national problem, maximum jobs have been given in UP and those who had not got jobs were given allowance.

“Earlier people used to mock our manifesto but we fulfilled all our promises…we made laws to see that farmers’ land was not auctioned because of debt and they will not have to pay lagaan (revenue),” he said.

“The US is making laws on the lines of laws that we have made for farmers…we have found place in newspapers there,” he said.

This was Mulayam’s first election rally after flip-flops on whether he would campaign for Samajwadi Party post Akhilesh Yadav taking over as party president. Jaswant Nagar constituency will go to polls in phase-3 on February 19 and Mulayam’s rally coincided with the first phase of polling in the state today. UP will have a seven-phase polling ending on March 8.

For all the latest Elections News, download Indian Express App

  1. B
    Brij
    Feb 11, 2017 at 10:25 pm
    jungle Raj in Rss bjp ruled stateslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;KG basin scam by modi for 10,000 coreslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sahara Birla diaries NAME modi receiving bribeslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradeshlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;60 MURDERED to cover up Vyapam scamlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;MP is rape capital of indialt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;Rajasthan is 2nd rape capital of Indialt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Jat riots in Haryana lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi's consuency of varanasi is hub of human trafficking and prosutionlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Demonization cost India lakh of cores in losses and Modi still hasn't said what we achieved with experiment.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The guy who declared 13,000 cores is out Scott free and small time traders are hared.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Indian are at the border defending us from external enemies but Rss bjp Modi has managed to kill 100 Indians from inside with demonatisation. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now bjp leader arrested for being ISI agent.
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. F
      Farhan
      Feb 11, 2017 at 5:01 pm
      SP BSP treating us as VOTE BANK is very insulting. we also want development. This time MUSLIM MEN and especially women will VOTE For bjp
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. F
        Farhan
        Feb 11, 2017 at 4:57 pm
        TOO NIKAL LE. ANTI NATIONALS KI AB UP MEIN ULTI GINTI SHURUlt;br/gt;ONLY BJP
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. I
          IML sood
          Feb 11, 2017 at 4:23 pm
          Even old worn out lion does not keep any moorings so Mulla Mulayam days are over.
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. B
            Bharatiya.kr
            Feb 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm
            Bahencho...d tera Baap hoga mulla ..pathey chaddhis bastarrrrd
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Load More Comments
            Adda