Mulayam Singh Yadav's heaps of praises for PM Modi in the Lok Sabha has managed to send ripples down the political spectrum, so much so that the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir has expressed his sympathies for SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in just two words.
"Poor Akhilesh," tweeted the Abdullah scion, commenting on the situation, considering how ousting PM Modi has been a prime agenda of the Samajwadi Party.
Speaking over the incident where Mulayam Singh Yadav declared that he wants PM Narendra Modi back as the next Prime Minister, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, "I disagree with him. But I respect Mulayam Singh Yadav for his role in politics."
While addressing the members of Parliament, standing right next to Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, his words were, "We want you to become the prime minister once again."
Responding to the statement, the Samajwadi Party ascertained that the party president and son of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav is the president and the decision maker. When questioned if the party wants to support Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, SP leader Abu Azmi responded saying, "not at all", thus negating the words of Netaji.
He added, "I don't think Mulayam Singh ji said that Akhilesh Yadav is the president and whatever he will decide will be done. He is forming alliances, then how can something else be? The decision making power is completely in the hands of Akhilesh ji."
Mulayam Singh also laid heaps of praises on PM Modi in the Parliament.
He said, "It's our wish that all (unclear) this is my heartfelt wish. (inaudible) it's very difficult to manage the (unclear). The chair you are sitting on...You have to please every minister in this Parliament. It's very difficult to please and not everyone can be pleased. When he talks, I would only like to say, you have managed the Parliament really well. I want to congratulate the Prime Minister. Prime Minister, you have worked for everyone. This is absolutely correct, whenever I said anything opposite, you corrected it. I really appreciate and respect you for considering everyone. (inaudible) it's really difficult to please everyone. But still, nobody speaks against you or make any comment against you for this I would like to congratulate you. And it is my wish along with the parliament that you should win again. This is my wish. We want you to become the prime minister once again."