After Mulayam Singh backed PM Narendra Modi for a second term as the Prime Minister and laid heaps of praise on him on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha, a stunned Rahul Gandhi laughed the surprise turn by his former political ally.
Reacting to Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's declaration of his backing for PM Modi for a second term, he said:
"I disagree with with him. But I respect Mulayam Singh Yadav for his role in politics."
Mulayam Singh Yadav said in the Lok Sabha that he wants PM Narendra Modi back as the next Prime Minister.
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."
Mulayam Singh also laid heaps of praises on PM Modi in the Parliament.
"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 has thanked Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh for backing him to be the next Prime Minister following the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
"Iss sadan ne 1400 se zada kanoon khatam bhi kare hain, ek jungle jaisa ban gaya tha kanoonon ka. Yeh shubh shuruwat hui hai, bahut karna abhi baaki hai...aur uske liye Mulayam ji ne ashirwaad diya hi hai. (This Parliament has brought to end over 1400 laws. We have begun a lot of work and there is a lot of work left to do, and for that Mulayam Singh has given his blessings)," he said.