After Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has praised PM Modi and said that he hoped to see him back once again in power in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections, posters thanking the ex-Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister appeared in Lucknow yesterday.
One poster reads, “Thank you Mulayam Singh Yadav, today you reiterated the wish of 125 crore Indians in the Lok Sabha.”
In an astonishing statement that left many in the opposition amazed, Mr. Yadav in the Lok Sabha said that he wished to see Narendra Modi gets re-elected as the Prime Minister. Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, who sat next to Mr. Yadav in the Lok Sabha, looked total surprised.
79-years-old Uttar Pradesh leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comment came at a time when his son and SP (Samajwadi Party) Chief Akhilesh Yadav has been found supporting opposition leaders in their attempt to raise an anti-BJP alliance to dethrone PM Modi-led NDA government from the centre.
In the Lok Sabha, Mr. Yadav said that “I congratulate the Prime Minister because he has tried to take everybody along. I want to say that all members must win and come again and Narendra Modi should become the Prime Minister again.”
Acknowledged Mr. Yadav’s praise with folded hands, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his twice for his statement.
In January 2019, the BSP and SP have formed an alliance before the Lok Sabha Elections, raising an alarming challenge for the centre-ruling BJP.
Among all the states in India, Uttar Pradesh offers the highest number of Lok Sabha seats that are 80-seats, therefore, plays a significant role in the formation of the government at the centre.