Mumbai: Downplaying the remarks made by Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav wherein he supported his brother Shivpal Yadav and slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister AkhileshYadav, party leader Abu Azmi on Tuesday said his advice should be seen as an `anti-biotic` suggested by a doctor during seasonal changes.
"Our party believes in democratic principles. There is only one person who is known as `Neta ji` in the country, i.e. Mulayam Singh Yadav and he never talks anything that causes damage to the party. Being the leader of the party, he has guided the party members to work correctly as the assembly elections are approaching. As a doctor advises to have anti-biotic in the seasonal changes, similarly he has guided the party members to work according to the approaching elections," Azmi told ANI.
Azmi also insisted that Samajwadi Party is like a huge family and issues keep on budding.
"If the head guides all then there should not be a problem as we are leading the government in such a big state like Uttar Pradesh. Our party is very strong and we discuss the issue openly with everyone rather than conducting meets in enclosed rooms, this should be welcomed," he added.
"Shivpal Yadav is a very respected and honoured dignitary of our party. Now if there is any issue cropping up within the family, it the responsibility of the head to direct all and bring on to a correct path," he said.
On Monday, Mulayam came forward in support of his brother and cabinet minister Shivpal, who had threatened to resign, after he alleged corruption and involvement of some party workers and office-bearers in `wrongful acts` of `land-grabbing and harassment of the public.`
"Shivpal is working very hard. A few people are against him. If he quits, then the situation for the party will become bad. Half of the people will go with him," Yadav said in Lucknow while addressing his party workers on the occasion of nation`s 70th Independence Day.
Shivpal, a senior Uttar Pradesh minister, had on Sunday threatened to resign in protest against non-compliance of orders by officers and the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.