Alliance with Congress dragged SP to defeat, says Mulayam Singh Yadav
New Delhi: Blaming SP-Congress alliance behind the massive defeat in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said party could have emerged victorious if pact would not have taken place.
"It was because of the SP-Congress pact that we lost in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections," said MSY.
He said that he never supported or promoted the SP-congress pact, adding, nobody likes the Congress party.
"Whoever is saying that I supported the alliance is lying as I was never in the favour of the pact. Public did not like the Congress. SP was that capable of winning the elections single-handedly as it formed majority government in 2012 also," said Mulayam Singh Yadav.
As per the report of Economic Times, MSY, referring Shivpal, had said that everyone near to him won in the UP polls. Shivpal had yet again registered an emphatic win from Jaswantnagar seat.
Former UP CM said SP-Congress lost due to their ego. "If you will ask a poor, he will say that he always voted for SP but this time Netaji was disrespected, that is why he did not vote for the party," he added.
Mulayam said he had smelled saffron party's win, adding, BSP also improved its vote share but weakened itself in the politics of Uttar Pradesh.
It may be mentioned here that Samajwadi Party senior leader Shivpal Yadav had taken a dig at Akhilesh Yadav by calling SP’s crushing defeat is the result of party chief’s ego.