Samajwadi President (SP) Mulayam Singh
Raj Babbar wins Ferozabad parliamentary seat:
In a major blow to Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar
Pradesh, Congress candidate and cinestar Raj Babbar defeated Dimple
the daughter-in-law of party president Mulayam Singh Yadav in
Ferozabad by-elections when the results were announced today. ....
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday sought to
distance himself from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebel Kalyan
Singh but did not blame him for the reverses his party suffered in
the by-elections in Uttar Pradesh for which he held the Congress
“Kalyan Singh was never a part of the Samajwadi Party, nor is he one
today and let me also tell you that he will never be allowed to join
our party,” Mulayam Singh said at a press conference here.
Asked how far he held Kalyan Singh responsible for his party’s rout
in the polls, Mulayam Singh preferred to attack the Congress
“Well, for that matter, we have suffered more on account of other
so-called friends, whose government we went all out to save,” he
said, referring to the Congress-led government of Prime Minister
Samajwadi Party lost all by-elections held Nov 7 to fill 11 seats in
the Uttar Pradesh assembly. It was also routed by the Congress in
the battle for the Ferozabad Lok Sabha seat.
it was suggested that his bonhomie with Kalyan Singh alienated the
Muslim community, who held the former chief minister responsible for
the Babri mosque razing, Mulayam was quick to hit out at the
don’t you people see how the Congress party ushered in people like
(former Shiv Sena leader) Sanjay Nirupam who were responsible for
unleashing the worst kind of violence against Muslims?” he asked.
Mulayam Singh declined to answer a query whether he would continue
to keep Kalyan Singh’s son Rajvir Singh in the party.
didn’t you all raise this question when I made him and (Kalyan’s
Singh’s close associate) Kusum Rai ministers in my government?”