Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav took on the Congress party on Sunday and said that it had no future.
As per a report in India Today news channel, Mulayam also said that the rise of Bharatiya Janata Party was due to the fall of the Congress party.
On September 03, media reports had said that the real reason why Mulayam deserted Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar ahead of Bihar polls was Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
The SP chief was reportedly miffed at the duo for having made Sonia the face of the Swabhiman Rally that was held in Patna recently.
Reports also said that it Mulayam was not ready to accept Sonia as their leader and also that when the Janata Parivar was formed, Congress was not a part of it.
In a jolt to the "grand alliance" in Bihar, the Samajwadi Party on Thursday pulled out of the Nitish-Lalu combine, saying it felt "humiliated" at not being consulted on seat sharing and decided to contest the Assembly elections in the state on its own.
SP national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav had told reporters that the party was not happy with the paltry two or five seats offered out of the 243 in the Bihar Assembly.
The JD-U and Lalu Prasad-led RJD have been given 100 seats each while the Congress got 40. The NCP was alloted three seats.
The SP is a major constituent of a six-party combine which had met early this year in Delhi in which all the Janata Parivar groups decided to merge together to take on the BJP at the national level.
(With Agency inputs)