Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday told chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to “listen to everyone, but take the final decision on his own.”
The SP chief made the point while addressing party leaders and members at the party headquarters on the birth anniversary of former Bihar chief minister the late Karpoori Thakur, an SP icon.
This was the second time in two days that Mulayam publicly gave tips to Akhilesh.
First, he had asked the chief minister to infuse fresh blood into the party and also go out of Uttar Pradesh often. The occasion was the death anniversary of Janeshwar Mishra, another SP icon, at Janeshwar Mishra Park on Friday.
While Mulayam gave the Friday’s advice in Akhilesh’s presence, the chief minister was not around on Sunday when Mulayam also hit out at some ministers who he accused of “minting money.”
“If those ministers wanted to mint money, then why did they enter politics in the first place?” he asked.
Mulayam said that while some ministers had mended their ways, others seemed to be incorrigible.
“They are not doing work and are busy making money,” he said.
“When you are in politics, people give you money, they fund your struggle. I had contested elections with the money that I sought from people,” he added.