New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s remarks in the Lok Sabha wishing PM Narendra Modi to become ‘Prime Minister once again’ left the opposition red-faced on Wednesday. While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi dismissed the remarks saying he ‘disagreed’ with the SP leader, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule said that Yadav had said the same for former PM Manmohan Singh as well. SP leader Azam Khan alleged that he was saddened to hear the comment and alleged that the statement was imposed upon Yadav.
“PM ko badhaai dena chahta hun ki PM ne sabko saath lekar chalne ki koshish ki hai. Main kehna chahta hun ki saare sadaysa phir se jeet kar aayen, aur aap (PM) dobara pradhan mantri banein (I wish members who are in the house are voted back to power. I also wish you (Modi) become the Prime Minister once again),” Mulayam Singh Yadav, Former CM, Uttar Pradesh said in the Lok Sabha drawing huge applause from the BJP MPs and some notable stares from the Opposition benches.
Rahul Gandhi, who was questioned about Yadav’s comment during a press conference on the Rafale deal was quick to dismiss the remarks saying, “I disagree with him. But Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji has a role in politics and I respect his opinion.”
SP leader Azam Khan said, “Bahut dukh hua hai ye sunkar. Ye bayan unke munh me daala gaya hai. Ye bayan Mulayam Ji ka nahi hai, ye bayan Neta Ji se dilwaya gaya hai. (Sad to hear this. This cannot be Mulayam Singh ji’s statement. He has been made to give this statement.”
“I have heard that respected Mulayam Singh ji had said the same thing for Manmohan Singh ji in 2014,” said NCP leader Supriya Sule. Former SP leader Amar Singh said that Yadav’s remarks were meant to create confusion and hinted that it could be linked to allegations of corruption against SP-BSP. “It’s just to create confusion to ensure that Chandrakala, & Rama Raman who looted Noida under the guidance of both Mulayam and Mayawati are saved & Modi ji gets neutralised,” Singh said in reference to IAS officers Rama Raman and Chandrakala. According to reports, the latter was recently raided by the CBI in a case related to sand mining.
Opposition red-faced as SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav wishes PM Narendra Modi to become ‘Prime Minister again’ – Times Now