Mulayam rakes Babri Mosque issue to unite Muslim votes in favour of SP

| Updated: Feb 16, 2017 01:33 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 15 (ANI): In an attempt to unite Muslim electorates in favour of the Samajwadi Party, party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday raked up the Babri Masjid issue and said that his government took up extreme measures to safeguard the interest of the minority community. While addressing a rally in Lucknow, Yadav said, "Whatever happened in Ayodhya made few people angry but our priority was to stop the demolition of the Babri mosque because we could have not let a minority community and their interest suffer." Further taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of bringing back black money, Yadav said the former promised to credit Rs. 15 lakh in account of every citizen but has failed to fulfill his promise. "Prime Minister said that he will credit 15 lakh in bank account of every Indian but has not even credit 15 rupees." said Yadav. "Today Modi ji is the Prime Minister because of Uttar Pradesh he should fulfil atleast some promises," he added. Taking the occasion to campaign for her younger daughter-in-law Aprna Yadav, the Samajwadi Party supremo said that he is sure of the fact that she will win. "Aprna is my daughter-in-law and I am sure that all of you will help her win," said Yadav. Aparna Yadav is contesting from Lucknow cantonment assembly constituency and will be locking horns with Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) heavy weight Rita Bahuguna Joshi. Another prominent candidate in fray is Yogesh Dixit of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) who is leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. In the last assembly election, Joshi won the seat for Congress by defeating BJP's Suresh Chandra Tewari by a margin of over 21,000 votes. The voter turnout in 2012 was 50.76 percent. (ANI)