Lucknow: Hitting back at Mulayam Singh
Yadav for his apology to Muslims for aligning with those
responsible for Babri mosque demolition, former Hindutva icon
Kalyan Singh today called him a traitor and said Samajwadi
Party could never return to power as Muslims and the backward
class had drifted away from it.
"Muslims and backwards have drifted away from the SP
and it will never regain power. Mulayam is a traitor and he
is in the habit of betraying people after using them", Kalyan
said over phone from Aligarh.
"During the Lok Sabha polls, Yadav wanted to take my
support. Though my friends cautioned me against Yadav but I
accepted his friendship keeping in mind interest of backward
class," Singh said.
Advising Yadav to apologise to the backward class,
Singh said the Muslims had not left Mulayam because of his
proximity to him but due to his own "misdeeds".
Alleging that Yadav was of communal mentality, Singh
said he always played with sentiments of crores of Hindus and
adopted Muslim appeasement policy to use the community as a
"I never went to the door of Mulayam. He came to me
seven times at my Lucknow residence and four times at my Delhi
residence," he said.