Prime Minister Narendra Modi has questioned Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s decision to forge an alliance with Congress as he alleged that the people from grand old party had made an assasination attempt at his father Mulayam Singh in 1984.
Questioning the SP-Congress allaince, Modi said,” I want to ask how Akhilesh forgot the attack carried out on Mulayam Yadav by Congress in 1984… What can be more shameful than befriending those who tried to murder one’s father?… They cannot be pardoned.”
Recalling the incident at a rally in UP’s Kannauj, the prime minister said, “Fed up of attacks by Mulayam Singh as Leader of the Opposition in Vidhan Parishad, Congress got shots fired at him on March 4, 1984 but he scraped through…I want to tell Akhilesh that he should have remembered this incident before sitting in the lap of
“Akhileshji ko abhi anubhav kum hain, Congress wale kitne chatur hain inko samajh nahi aata… Mulayam ji ko toh pata tha (Akhilesh has less experience. He does not understand how cunning Congress people are. Mulayam knew about it), he added.
An assassination attempt was made at Mulayam Singh’s car on March 4, 1984, when his car was fired at by some persons while he was on his way from Etawah to Lucknow and the name of a strong Congress leader had figured in the case.
Taking swipe at Congress, the prime minister said, the party was running a three-legged race with one leg tied to Bahujan Samaj Party and another to Samajwadi Party.
“During the first press conference after the alliance, Akhilesh had attacked Mayawati but when Congress vice president was asked about her, he said he had nothing to say against her,” the Prime Minister said.
Rahul had said, “I personally respect Mayawati. Though BSP ruled in Uttar Pradesh and made some mistakes, my respect for her is intact.”