When Mulayam scolded Akhilesh over Lok Sabha poll debacle

After his Samajwadi Party suffered a severe drubbling in the Lok Sabha polls, chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is sparing no one, not even his son Akhilesh Yadav.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: May 24, 2014, 06:31 AM IST

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Lucknow: After his Samajwadi Party suffered a severe drubbling in the Lok Sabha polls, chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is sparing no one, not even his son Akhilesh Yadav.

At a party meeting on Friday, a furious Mulayam asked Akhilesh, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, as per a news website: “How will we tackle Narendra Modi in Parliament?"
In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the SP could manage to win only five of the total 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh – the party had 23 seats in the outgoing Lok Sabha.

Of the five seats, Mulayam Singh himself won two; the rest were won by Akhilesh`s wife Dimple, and nephews Akshay Yadav and Dharmendra Yadav.

"Dimple can`t speak, neither can Ramgopal`s son Akshay Yadav. He is new to Parliament. Only Dharmendra Yadav and I have to take on Modi in Parliament," the website quoted Mulayam as saying.
Earlier this week too, Mulayam had asked at another meeting: "With whom will I sit in Parliament?"

"How did Naveen Patnaik win, Jayalalithaa or Mamata win?" the SP supremo asked yesterday, referring to chief ministers whose respective parties had done well in the elections.

Amid this barrage of criticism from his father, Akhilesh reportedly remained silent throughout the meeting, the report stated.