SP leader Mulayam Singh denies plans of forming own party

Mulayam Singh Yadav. (Image source: Flickr, Chirag Marawadi) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 25, 2017, 07.53 AM (IST)

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday criticised his son Akhilesh Yadav, also taking took potshots at the ruling Uttar Pradesh and central government on issues such as petrol prices, BHU molestation case and farmer loan waivers.

He expressed disapproval of the decisions taken by his son and current Samajwadi Party chief, Akhilesh.

Asked about Akhilesh’s comment that he has the blessings of his father, Mulayam said, “Yes as my son he has my blessings, but I do not agree with the decisions taken by him. What are those decisions is something I will talk about in the coming days."

Mulayam Singh also urged the opposition to unite against the BJP.

He criticised the chief minister Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh saying, “All the promises made by Yogi government on the power situation have failed."

Ahead of the conference, there were speculations that Mulayam will announce his own party. However, he clearly refused any such claims and declared that he will not be forming his own party anytime soon but will make other important announcements in the near future.

"The situation of farmers has only gotten worse. Farmers have been sufferers under the Yogi government in the state as well as the Modi government at the Centre,” Mulayam Singh said.

He also mentioned that crime rates have risen and girls are not safe in Banaras Hindu University.

He also appealed to the government to list petrol under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to reduce the fuel prices in the country.