Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has once again stood in support of Amar Singh. Addressing a party meet on Monday, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister called the senior party leader his brother and said that he won’t leave either Amar Singh and Shivpal Yadav, his brother.
Mulayam also praised Shivpal and said that work done by the former for the party can’t be forgotten.
Giving the example of Narendra Modi who had come from a poor family, the party chief said that the former became the prime minister due to sheer hard work.
While pointed out that a lot of drunkards and goons have joined the party , for whom the power has gone in to their heads, he added that if a person can’t face criticism, he cannot be a good leader.
At the meet, Mulayam also lamented that instead of fighting weaknesses ahead of crucial Assembly polls early next year, the party leaders are busy fighting among themselves.
Suggesting both Shivpal and Akhilesh Yadav to sort ou their differences, The party chief also expresses his anger with the chief minister saying he could have written a letter to him expressing concerns.
In the meeting, the party supremo also said he could have become the prime minister in 1996-1997, but sacrificed the high because he couldn’t compromise it, however, it does not seem to be true as RJD chief Lalu Yadav had vetoed it.
The feud within the party came out in the open after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked Shivpal Yadav of key ministerial portfolios on September 13, which came hours came hours after the former was replaced with later as the party’s state unit chief by Mulayam Singh Yadav.
After few meetings, all seemed to be well between within the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister even announcing on September 17 that the party was “united” after he met his uncle Shivpal personally. Even though all ministerial portfolios of Shivpal were returned to him, he was again sacked from the uncil of ministers yesterday along with three others.