After Shivpal, Mulayam also lambasts Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow: Breaking his silence over the developments in the party during the last two days, the Samajwadi party president Mulayam Singh Yadav issued a stern warning to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, while making it clear that he would not listen anything against Shivpal Singh Yadav and Amar Singh.
"Shivpal Yadav is mass leader and Amar Singh helped me and the party to grow," said the party supremo. "It is deplorable that you people abuse Amar Singh while I cannot forget him, cannot forget him, cannot forget him. He is like my brother," an emotionally charged Mulayam Singh said.
Wearing a father's hat, for a brief moment during his half an hour speech in front of entire leadership of his party, Mulayam advised Akhilesh to patient and open to criticism. "One who cannot face criticism, does not deserve to be a big political leader," he said in an oblique reference to his son and the Chief Minister.
Without mincing words, the party supremo said that Akhilesh was surrounded by sycophants which will lead him nowhere. "Those who are shouting outside are indisciplined party workers.
What else the party supremo said:
- I am the one who who gave respect to the new generation. No on else has done this.
- Those who are shouting they would not be able to survive a single lathi like Shivpal and I had suffered.
- Akhilesh is not even an inch closer to Amar Singh.
- Those who are speaking about the difficulties they have faced for the party should understand that it is me who has formed the party and I know how difficult the fight is.
- Do not show me what rowdiness is, I can be more rowdy than you all. Party meeting has been convened by me not Akhilesh. (Mulayam said to Akhilesh's supporters who were shouting slogans at the party office).
The party supremo asked Shivpal and Akhilesh to embrace each other and declared that his brother would lead the Samajwadi party while his son Akhilesh would lead the government as the state CM.
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