Samajwadi Party, which bailed out the previous UPA government on the Indo-US nuclear deal, today said that the support has cost it dear.
“We supported you. We faced losses while you gained,” SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav told the Congress leadership in the Lok Sabha, evoking peals of laughter among the members.
He said the SP has not only lost at the hustings but still has to face abuses from people.
“We were reduced to 23 seats, while you went on to increase your tally from 145 to 206,” he said during the debate in the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address.
The SP has extended outside support to the current UPA government.
SP had 39 members in the previous Lok Sabha, while it currently has 22 members in the Lower House. Akhilesh Yadav had quit the Firozabad seat while retaining Kannauj from where he had also won.