Lucknow, Mar 29 (PTI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today claimed he had saved UPA government in its bad days and despite this, Congress has put the CBI after him.
“Congress used to take support by threatening. I supported the UPA government in bad times but Congress has put CBI after me,” he told reporters here.
In a fresh attack on union minister Beni Prasad Verma, Yadav said those talking about making Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister could not save the deposit of his son in assembly polls. “Congress will decide about Rahul Gandhi. By the way, those (Beni Prasad) talking about making him the Prime Minister could not save the deposit of his son in assembly elections,” he said. Beni’s son Rakesh Verma had forfeited his deposit in assembly elections from Daryabad seat in his home district Barabanki.
Mulayam was asked about his views on Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of Congress party in next Lok Sabha polls. On Beni’s allegation about a deal for giving support, Yadav said those talking about SP’s “deal” with Congress were themselves a “traitor”.
“I am not afraid of anyone and that is why I speak the truth. I have never betrayed anyone. On the other hand, I was betrayed many times…I do what I say..there is no difference between what I say and what I do,” he said.
Yadav also alleged that the media was not in his and his party’s favour due to which law and order in UP was being made an issue.
“Law and order is good in the state but the media is creating unnecessary hue and cry over it. (UP Chief Minister) Akhilesh is doing better than his counterparts in other states,” he claimed.