Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday asked ministers of the Akhilesh Yadav-led government in Uttar Pradesh to conduct themselves better.
Yadav said that he knew everything about the conduct of the ministers.
"Ministers, you better watch. There is nothing hidden from me. Even if you ask me, I will tell you what all work you are doing. So, I appeal to the ministers to conduct themselves better and then talk to the people," he said.
Yadav asked the Samajwadi Party ministers to be in direct touch with the general public of the state.
"It was the tradition of the Congress Ministers earlier to avoid meeting the people. So, our ministers will have to escape from such attitude and interact more and more with the people. The public will tell you what is their opinion about you," he added.
Yadav, who was addressing at a function organised here in honour of Ram Manohar Lohia, also lauded the youngsters for taking the party forward with their commitment and dedication.
" When we formed the party, the youngsters turned up in large numbers. The youngsters deserve the credit for Samajwadi Party's absolute majority in Uttar Pradesh. Youngsters focus on your conduct so that none are in a position to even point a finger," he said.
The Samajwadi Party chief's comments came in the backdrop of the kidnapping scandal.
Uttar Pradesh Minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation Vinod Kumar Singh, who was accused of abducting a chief medical officer, resigned from his post earlier today.
According to media reports, Singh was summoned by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday and asked to explain his actions. The state government had also set up a high level committee to look into the incident.
Vinod Singh allegedly abducted the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Gonda district SP Singh in an attempt to force him to hire the minister's candidates as doctors for the National Rural Health Mission scheme.
The list of hirees had been completed by a committee, which included the Medical Officer. The minister allegedly wanted it revised. (ANI)