Mulayam Singh rules out forming new party for now, son Akhilesh tweets 'Long Live Netaji'

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 13:30 hrs
Mulayam Singh

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday ruled out forming a new party for now.


Ahead of Mulayam's press conference, speculation was rife that he would announce his own party. However, no such announcement was made by him as he denied forming his own party any time soon. Meanwhile, Akhilesh tweeted "Long live Netaji, Long live the SP" after his father's announcement.

Addressing media here, he said, "I am not forming a new party as of now. I would make more announcements in the coming days."

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, however, expressed dissent over the decisions taken by the Samajwadi Party chief and his son Akhilesh Yadav.

"He is my son so my blessings are with him but I don't agree with his decisions. What those decisions are is something I will talk about in the coming days," he added.

The ex- Samajwadi Party president further trained guns at the Centre and the Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government over several issues including Banaras Hindu University (BHU) molestation, petrol prices, farmer loan waivers.

"None of the promises made by the Centre were fulfilled in three years of its governance. Petrol-diesel prices are skyrocketing. Girls are not safe in BHU. The law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has become worse. The situation of farmers has also deteriorated. Farmers have been sufferers under the Yogi government," he said.

Mulayam also asked the Opposition to come together and unite against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

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