High time Congress learnt lessons: Mulayam

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 10:06 hrs

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav warned Wednesday that the "arrogance" of the Congress was going to hurt it badly.

Speaking to IANS from New Delhi on telephone, he urged the Congress to look into the issues raised by allies and supporting parties.

The time has come for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to get its act together, he said, a day after the Trinamool Congress said it was pulling out of UPA.

"Ab Congress ki akal theek ho jaani chahiye" (It's high time the Congress learnt its lessons), he said.

"The Congress should introspect what it has given to farmers and people of he country."

Asked if Congress leaders were in contact with his party after the Trinamool move, Mulayam Singh said: "Rajneeti mein to baat cheet to chalti rahti hai." (In politics, discussions and dialogue continue.)

Mulayam Singh said a final call on continuing support to the UPA will be taken after the Samajwadi Party Parliamentary Board meets Thursday.

He said his party would go ahead with the Thursday protests planned against allowing foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail and the hike in diesel prices.

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