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Mulayam can sense "sinking ship" Samajwadi Party: BJP

Updated: Oct 15, 2016 12:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 15 (ANI): Lauding Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav after he kept the suspense on a second-term for Akhilesh Yadav as the Chief Minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday said that it was actually a no-confidence motion on his son by the veteran politician, who could witness his party's sinking ship.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI that Mulayam's assertion is a clear indication of the fact that he has himself rejected the government led by Akhilesh Yadav

"See, as far as Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav's yesterday statement is concerned, it was actually a no-confidence motion on his son that is Akhilesh Yadav's government," Patra said.

"Right from the beginning, we have seen that the society and Uttar Pradesh's janata in fact had rejected the government of Mr. Akhilesh Yadav and today finally, the family has also rejected Mr. Akhilesh Yadav," he added

Earlier on Friday, the Samajwadi Party supremo said the elected MLAs of the party and the parliamentary board would take a final call on the next Chief Minister after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Addressing the media in Lucknow, Yadav said that the Chief Minister would be decided by the elected legislators and the parliamentary board after the assembly polls.

"There has never been any dispute in the family since three generations and the situation remains the same. The people still have immense faith in the Samajwadi Party," he said.

He also expressed confidence that the Samajwadi Party would emerge victorious in the polls with a thumping majority.

Yadav further said that his party would officially kick-start its election campaign on November 5, the 25th anniversary of the Samajwadi Party's formation.(ANI)