The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday poked fun at Mulayam Singh Yadav after he called the ruling Congress Party scam-tainted, while hinting at the possibility of a Third Front emerging after the 2014 polls.
BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said it is high time for the Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo to walk up to President Pranab Mukherjee and withdraw his outside support to the UPA Government.
"If they are convinced that the Congress Government is corrupt, the UPA Government headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh is corrupt, is dysfunctional, and is acting against the interest of the country. It is high time that he should walk up to the President and say that he is withdrawing the support and retrieving his letter of support to the UPA Government. It's not too late for the SP yet," said Rudy.
"His image precedes him. One can't trust on Mulayam's statement, he may say one thing in the morning and then deviate from what he said by the evening. May be he is doing all this to capture headlines," he added.
The Samajwadi Party chief earlier in the day alleged that the ruling Congress Party's reputation has diminished for it is riddled with scams and it was high time for his party to take charge.
Addressing the Samajwadi Party's two-day national executive in Kolkata, Yadav alleged the ruling Congress Party is at the moment battling with corruption and has lost the trust of the common man of this country.
"At the centre, there are so many scams. One minister has given coal blocks to his relatives. The day another man became coal minister, he gave coal to relatives. The reputation of the Congress has suffered," said Yadav.
"The BJP also cannot progress any more. So who will take charge? The Samajwadi Party has that responsibility," he added, while emphasizing that the Samajwadi Party should not confine itself to Uttar Pradesh, but spread across India.
Yadav also highlighted the stupendous performance of the Samajwadi Party in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.
"No political party believed that the Samajwadi Party would be able to form a government on its own in Uttar Pradesh. We got a clear majority. I would appeal all my leaders to fulfill the promises made in the election manifesto," said Yadav.
"The Samajwadi Party will do exceptionally well in the 2104 polls to ensure that no government is formed in New Delhi without its support," he added, while expressing hope that his political outfit would receive the same kind of support as received in Uttar Pradesh in other parts of the country.
It may be recalled here that the Samajwadi Party routed all its rivals in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, clinching 224 of 403 seats in the state assembly.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and other senior Samajwadi Party leaders are also attending the meeting, which is expected to give a final shape to the party's political agenda.
The meeting, which coincides with the Akhilesh Yadav Government completing six months in power, will also have an agenda to build a proper organisational structure of the Samajwadi Party outside Uttar Pradesh before the Lok Sabha polls. (ANI)