“Ye sahi hai ki jo baap ka nahin hua, wo kisi ka nahin ho sakta“.
LUCKNOW: Differences between Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav came to the fore again on Saturday when the Yadav chieftain slammed his son for showing disrespect towards him and uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.
The veteran politician also pointed out that never in the history of the country had anyone named his son the Chief Minister despite being active in political life, like he had done. “While the people voted for me as the Chief Minister in 2012 I chose to make Akhilesh the Chief Minister, but he humiliated me thereafter” he rued. “I have never been insulted so much ever in my life,” he lamented.
Akhilesh Yadav had “overthrown” his father as national president of the party in a political coup of sorts on 1 January, after a bitter battle of power and supremacy in the party.
Akhilesh Yadav had also expelled Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh and sacked his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav as the state unit president.
Mulayam Singh had not campaigned for party candidates in the state assembly polls and only addressed rallies for his brother Shivpal in Jaswantnagar and daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav in Lucknow.