Ending 25 years long rivalry, Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam   


@Amit Poswal
Mainpuri: Ending 25 years long rivalry, BSP president Mayawati and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav shared dais at an election rally in Mainpuri. Mulayam Singh Yadav, while speaking at rally, asked his supporters to always respect BSP chief Mayawati.

Mulayam Singh Yadav is the true leaders of the backward classes, said Mayawati at the rally while asking votes for SP patriarch. She said Mulayam Singh is a ‘genuine OBC’, not ‘fake OBC’ like PM Narendra Modi.

A frail-looking Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, 79, on Friday made an emotional appeal to voters to ensure his victory in the Lok Sabha elections from here, claiming this one to be his ‘last election’.

A household name in Mainpuri, four-time MP Mulayam Singh Yadav asked the gathering whether they will make him win by a huge majority or not? The crowd loudly and clearly responded ‘Yes’.

Yadav, the SP-BSP-RLD alliance candidate, was called first to speak and was assisted by his son, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, as he walked to the podium for delivering his address.

Yadav was inaudible when he began his speech and was suggested to adjusted the microphone but to little help. Later the veteran leader, often termed as ‘dharti-putra’ (son of the soil), started speaking clearly.

“It is after a long gap that we all are together. All those in Mainpuri are mine and I appeal to let me win by a huge majority this time, which should be more than the margin of last time (2014) because this is my last election and thus I appeal to all, including youth, to make it (victory) possible,” said Yadav.


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