Akhilesh Yadav exhorts party men to keep the house in order
Lucknow: In a veiled warning to his detractors within the party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on saturday said that there were some elements who would come to realisation after the damage was inflicted upon the party.
Taking a leaf out of a book of party ideologue Ram Manohar Lohiya who used to say the people would understand his idelogy after his death , he said ''I put it it in different manner that some people will undertsand only after the party is destroyed.''
The UP CM, in his speech at the Silver Jubilee function of Samajwadi Party at Janeshwar Mishra park here, said that he had been presented a sword at the event. ''If you give me a sword, how do you expect me not to use it,'' he said in a stern warning to those who are creating wedge in the party. Exhorting the party workers to dedicate themselves to ensure the party was in the power again in 2017 assembly polls and even make spectacular success in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
"We are on the course to make another government in 2017 but this is not possible without concerted and united efforts of the party workers,'' he asked the party activists while adding '' you have given your sweat and blood to the party and now is the time for me to be ready to go through any test.''
He chose the occasion to lambast Bharatiya Janata Party for fanning the communal passions and dividing the people on the basis of religion. levelling similar charges on Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party, he said it always created a rift in the society on the basis of caste.
Contrary to his expected line of replying to his uncle and party;s State President Shivpal Singh Yadav, the UP CM was restrained in his speech and named nobody during his rather brief address.