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Mulayam broadside against Congress

Monday 13 February 2006

Blames the party for trying to malign SP through `disgruntled’ leader

LUCKNOW: In an oblique reference to suspended party MP Raj Babbar, Samajwadi Party president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today alleged that the Congress was behind an SP leader’s ``abusive’’ tirade against him and Amar Singh.

``Congress has financed an SP `filmy’ leader to tarnish the image of the party by raking up the dalal culture,’’ Mr Yadav said without naming anyone.

Addressing the frontal youth wings of the party here, Mr Yadav defending Mr Amar Singh, against the allegations levelled by Mr Raj Babbar, said that all party leaders should remain silent over the issue. ``Mr Singh has done nothing wrong and it is only the Congress conspiracy to malign the party image by sponsoring a disgruntled leader’’, he claimed.

Reiterating that such efforts by anyone would hardly have any bearing on SP, the UP CM maintained that never in the past nor in the future would such leaders have any impact on the party.

However, taking serious note of the activities of all senior leaders and ministers from the party, Mr Yadav asked all the youth leaders to prepare a diary of all such leaders who are not following the party ideology and were only interested in having a pompous life.

Criticising both Congress and BJP for trying to corner SP, he cautioned the youths that only these two parties wanted to rule the centre.

``We have to thwart the evil designs of these parties by spreading the ideology of Samajwad in the society,’’ he added.

SP general secretary and UP Development Council chairman Amar Singh said that when UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and prime minister Manmohan Singh talk about investment they are considered ``Gods,’’ but when I do the same we are termed as ``Dalals’’ (brokers).

Claiming that all the national parties had gone against SP, Mr Yadav called upon the youths to come forward to foil their unholy designs.

Today’s meeting of the four youth wings of the party- Lohia Vahini, Mulayam Youth Brigade, Samajwadi Chatra Sabha and Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha — headed by Kannauj MP Akhilesh Yadav was convened to chalk out the strategy for the coming ’ cycle rally’ of the party to be launched on February 21. - UNI

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