Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday greeted Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for his party`s electoral triumph in Uttar Pradesh, crediting him with championing the cause of backward classes and minorities.
"This is not a victory of democracy alone; this is a victory of backward and depressed classes. You have always been championing the cause of backward classes and minorities," he said in a telegram to Yadav as the SP earned majority to form government in the state.
Karunanidhi expressed confidence that Yadav will provide "an excellent governance" to the people and wished him good health and happiness.
In a separate message to Yadav`s son Akhilesh, Karunanidhi reiterated that the SP leader had always "been at the forefront in protecting backward classes and minorities."
"Your party stands for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden," he said and wished the young leader "a chain of success" in his endeavours for the progress of UP.