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VP Singh blasts Mulayam for mixing with BJP

He said state guest status to BJP leaders shows Yadav?s relations with Sangh Parivar, reports Masoodul Hasan.

india Updated: Dec 24, 2006 20:22 IST

The former Prime Minister VP Singh on Sunday blasted chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav of cozying up with BJP leaders. He said Yadav was more comfortable with theBJP than with secular leaders in the country.

Addressing Jan Morcha's minority conference in Lucknow on Sunday, Singh said Yadav had provided all facilities for BJP’s national conference to get abuses for Muslim community in the state.

Singh said state guest status to BJP leaders had amply demonstrated Yadav’s relations with Sangh Parivar. He said the BJP had again come out with the temple issue to create communal disharmony in the state.

Singh recalled that Yadav’s real face was exposed the day his government had fallen when the Babri Masjid issue rocked the House. The former Prime Minister revealed that MPs close to Yadav had then supported BJP on the issue.

He said his government was pulled down because he ordered the arrest of BJP leader LK Advani during his Rath yatra in Bihar.

Singh recalled that the Yadav government was dithering on issuing fresh notification in Babri Masjid demolition case which indicates his closeness to Advani. "Maine Advani ko giraftar kar sarkar khodi aur Mulayam Advani ko chod kar sarkar chala rahe hain" (I lost government because of arrest of Advani but Mulayam is running government by letting him free).

He said successive governments in UP had not deliberately implemented nine per cent reservation to backward Muslims in employment. If the Jan Morcha came to power, Singh said, Mandal commission recommendations for Muslims would be immediately implemented.

He said instead of becoming a victim to vote bank politics, the community should assert itself for rights. Singh also assailed the CM for “bullet-proofing” the proposal for Ayodhya temple. At the same time, he maintained that the CM would not withdraw it because of his proximity with BJP.

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First Published: Dec 24, 2006 20:22 IST