An old Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist, Bhardwaj is upset because he has been sidelined by the Congress.
Akhilesh and several ministers, along with expelled SP leader Amar Singh, were seated on the dais from where Mulayam continued with his lashing.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, while presenting the awards, said: “The SP government revived the awards, which was started by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, to acknowledge the talent in the state and keep them motivated.”
“I always ask him to go amongst the people. When I ask him about his location, he tells me that he is at a programme in Lucknow.”
“I had advised the ministers. Some mended their ways but some did not. If earning money is your priority, then you should rather do business. Even I would have helped you. “
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Mulayam added that he will ask the CM to again send the proposal to the Centre and if the matter is in court, it will be contested in Supreme Court.
Mulayam was addressing a conclave of backward and 17 Most Backward Classes (MBC) at the SP headquarters in Lucknow.
“Circumstances made him (Tiwari) join Congress. Had he been with the SP, he would have been a big name among socialist leaders,” said Mulayam Singh.
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The battle culminated this week with the Supreme Court asking the UP government to pay Singh Rs 10 lakh as compensation for having framed him.
After Mulayam came to power in August 2003, Raja Bhaiya came out of jail and was made the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies.
Mulayam, however, said SP accepts BJP’s stand on three issues — language, patriotism and border security.
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