The former chief minister of Bihar, Rabri Devi mocked Mulayam Singh Yadav's "old" age for heaping praises on PM Narendra Modi and his leadership during the Lok Sabha Assembly on Wednesday.
Drawing a personal remark on the founder of Samajhwadi Party, Rabri Devi said that pertaining to his old age 'he does not remember what he is saying'
She said, "Unki umar ho gayi hai. Yaad nahi rehta hai kab kya bol denge. Unki boli ka koi mayene nahi rakhta hai" (He is old now. He does not remember what to say when. His words hold no value)
The SP patriarch sang praises for PM Modi during the last Lok Sabha Assembly, and while seated next to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi he went on to say, "We want you to become the prime minister once again."
He added, "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 asked for something you immediately ordered for it. Anything wrong, you corrected it. I really appreciate and respect you for taking everyone along. (inaudible) It's really difficult to please everyone. But still, nobody speaks against you or makes any comment against you. For this, I would like to congratulate you. And I hope, along with the Parliament that you should win again. This is my wish. We couldn't win the majority. We want you to become the Prime Minister once again," he said.
PM Narendra Modi even thanked Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh for backing him to be the next Prime Minister following the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
The statement of admiration from Mulayam Singh Yadav to PM Modi sent ripples down the political spectrum, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi saying that although he disagrees with Mulayam Singh Yadav, he respects his role in politics.
While, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah expressed himself in two words- "Poor Akhilesh!" he tweeted.