Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's hit out at party workers on Monday, blaming them for pouring cold water on his dreams of forming a government at the Centre.
Addressing party workers on the birth anniversary of socialist ideologue Ram Mahohar Lohia in Lucknow, the former Union minister said, "You have let me down in the Lok Sabha polls. Had we won 40-45 seats, SP would have formed the government at the Centre and Congress would have supported us."
"You have ruined me," Yadav told SP workers after inaugurating a conference hall in the name of Lohia at party headquarters.
The SP won only five seats out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 polls. Mulayam, his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav, nephews Dharmendra Yadav and Akshay Yadav and grand nephew Tej Pratap Yadav had won the polls.
Apparently angry with interruptions due to raising of slogans by party workers, Yadav donning the role of a teacher, said that "sycophants" are aplenty in the party and he did not like such "indiscipline".
"You all should not raise slogans, I have earlier also told you. If you like anything you all can clap," Yadav said.
Asking the party workers to accept the challenge of forming a government in the state again, Yadav said that if party could not succeed in it, they would have to "suffer a lot."
Asking party workers to remain alert to the propaganda of opposition parties, Yadav said everyone would like to weaken the party by attacking it.
"The alternative of BJP in UP is not Congress but SP only. It is the biggest party and only it could fight with the BJP," said Yadav.
He also asked party workers to read party's constitution and its manifesto.
"You all should read the party's constitution and manifesto of 2012 Assembly polls. You should tell people what SP government has done and fulfilled all the promises it had made," Yadav said.
Earlier, chief minister and SP state president Akhilesh Yadav attacked the BJP, saying despite a number of slogans given by it everyone knew what was the ground reality.
"Our government took a number of measures for welfare of the people. We are giving Samajwadi pension to 45 lakh people and 108 and 102 ambulance services are also available for everyone. It's not that those who have benefited become SP workers but you all should convince them," Akhilesh said.
He also cautioned workers to remain alert from mobile and news channels, saying they also create confusion.