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Mulayam Singh Yadav: Will fight against Akhilesh Yadav if he doesn’t listen to me

Mulayam also said that he will accept whatever decision the Election Commission takes on the contentious poll symbol issue.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 16, 2017 6:31 pm
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It seems there is no end to the feud in the Samajwadi Party with Mulayam Singh again saying he may fight against his son Akhilesh in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls if needed. Days after ruling out any difference within the party and saying that Akhilesh will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh, the SP patriarch accused his son of having a negative approach towards Muslims and said he will fight against his son if he does not heed to his advice.


“I always advocated interest of Muslims. When I ensured appointment of a Muslim as state’s Director General of Police (DGP), Akhilesh did not talk to me for 15 days. He did not want any Muslim on this post. It gave an anti-Muslim message.”

The SP founder alleged that Akhilesh had a “negative approach” towards Muslims and that he was playing in the hands of Ramgopal Yadav, who was working “on directions of BJP”. “I will live for Muslims and die for them also. If it come to Muslims’ interest, I will also fight against him (Akhilesh)”, he said.

Mulayam said, “I have made a lot of sacrifices to make the party. He (Akhilesh) is not adhering to me and sacked a number of ministers including a woman. Senior ministers were sacked without any reasons”.

Earlier, Mulayam reached brother Shivpal’s residence and later the party office and addressed the workers. Interestingly, he also called Naresh Uttam, who has been made party state president by Akhilesh, to the meeting. Mulayam said he was trying his level best to save the party and slammed Akhilesh for not understanding things.

Mulayam also said that he will accept whatever decision the Election Commission takes on the contentious poll symbol issue. The commission is to announce its decision today.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. M
    Jan 16, 2017 at 10:55 am
    Karma fast approaching,----Jai hind.
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      Nikhil Dutt
      Jan 16, 2017 at 10:50 am
      I think it will also help the secular Congress party. Ha.. Ha..
      1. S
        Jan 16, 2017 at 11:59 am
        Mulayam and amarsin are playing in the hands of BJP. They would like to hand over the rule to BJP as per their understanding with PMO. Else, the netaji and his istants will suffer from the hands of CBI for which BJP has about half of their term in hand.
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          kamath Ramesh
          Jan 16, 2017 at 11:01 am
          It is the biggest expose that akhilesh did not bother to listen to his father. This is the culture of akhilesh. If he cannot be of his father who made him cm how can he be of people. He had already planned to sever ties with father and fight in alliance with corrupt congress. So there is no surprise that he did not listen to mulayam. In fact mulayam was warning him time and again for his corrupt ways of ruling but akhilesh had gone far ahead. He knows he cannot return to power if he fight alone even with his father and post defeat he will face inquiry on his corrupt deals. He has therefore tying up with congress to save if possible.
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            Kirtimaya Varma
            Jan 16, 2017 at 11:39 am
            Maulana Mulayam has once again started singing the Muslim note. It is unfortunate that this has helped him in the past for more than two decades. But now with his son ousting him from the SP throne, which is normal in the Muslim history, his days are numbered. That is good for the country.
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