Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday accused China of "betraying" India and said it was a challenge for the country.
"While its (Chinese) President was shaking hands here, their men were erecting tents on the Indian side (of the border). This practice is a challenge for the country," he said.
Yadav was speaking at a function organised here to give 'Yash Bharti' awards to 56 persons -- 22 for year 2013-14 and the rest for 2014-15.
Referring to the recent visit of US President Barack Obama to India, Yadav said, "Recently the head of a country was given warm reception in the country. Now he is saying that in India there is most discrimination. In past the same was done to Chinese President also, but it (China) betrayed us."
Attacking the Centre, he said the country cannot be developed by befooling people for long.
"The country cannot be developed by befooling people for a long time. For development of the state, there was need to recognise the contribution of every section without any discrimination," he said in a veiled attack on the Narendra Modi government.