Mulayam Singh Yadav gives major post-poll blow to Akhilesh Yadav, says ‘who betrays his father, can’t be a friend of others’

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New Delhi | Updated: April 1, 2017 4:15:38 PM

"One who betrayed his father, can't be a friend of others. I made Akhilesh the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh," Mulayam said.

“One who betrayed his father, can’t be a friend of others. I made Akhilesh the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,” Mulayam said. (PTI)

Former Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was dethroned by his son and current president Akhilesh Yadav,on Sunday slammed the latter for first time. Coming down heavily on Akhilesh, Mulayam said that “One who betrayed his father, can’t be a friend of others. I made Akhilesh the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.” The party patriarch further added said that Akhilesh doesn’t pay him the due respect. “Akhilesh doesn’t respect me, how will people of the state respect him?” Mulayam said. The Samajwadi Party founder said that he was first politician to make anoint his son as chief minister, but in return, Akhilesh sacked his own uncle from the party. “No father had made his son the CM during his own lifetime. And, what did Akhilesh do? He sacked his own uncle as a minster in his government,” Mulayam said. “I have never been insulted so much,” Mulayam Singh said.

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Earlier, Mulayam had slammed Bharatiya Janata Party for making false promises to the people of state. “But you (BJP) made false promises to the people of the state. People thought that we have a very brave Prime minister. People said ‘Jai Modi’, ‘Jai Modi’ and made you victorious,” Yadav said, adding that the people fell for the “false promises”. “You (BJP) made so many promises and you got majority in the state. But very soon, the hopes of people will be shattered,” Yadav said.

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Mulayam had even gone to attend Yogi Adityanath’s swearing in ceremony along with son Akhilesh Yadav, hinting at a truce between warring father and son. In interesting turn of events, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had dethroned his father Mulayam Singh Yadav as the president of Samajwadi Party. In months long feudal battle, Akhilesh had even sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav as the state unit president of the party, becoming the sole face of party in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.

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