Mainstream, VOL LIII, No 39, New Delhi, September 19, 2015
Mulayam Singh Yadav and BJP
Sunday 20 September 2015
Despite the Samajwadi Party supremo, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s tall talk of being a great champion of socialism, standard-bearer of secula-rism and great crusader against communalism, his decision of quitting the grand secular alliance in Bihar is nothing but a clear move of his closeness to and having a secret deal with the BJP which is implementing the RSS agenda of making India a Hindu country and establishing here a state based on Hindutva. The following instances justify the contention that Mulayam Singh has a secret deal with the BJP.
The Mulayam Singh Government during his Chief Ministership submitted an affidavit to the Allahabad High Court that L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati were not responsible for the demolition of the Babri mosque. Another example of Mulayam Singh’s closeness to the BJP is that in UP during the Samajwadi Party Government, Madrasas were considered to be centres of terrorist activities and only those Madrasas got government grant in favour of which certificates had been issued by the local administration that those were not centres of terrorist activities.
The administrative machinery of the present SP Government, like the previous SP Government, in UP is full of anti-Muslim bias. A number of horrible anti-Muslim riots have taken place under the present government and the Muzaffarnagar riots are the worst example and no action was taken against the culprits with Muslims having suffered heavily. Similarly no action has been taken against the PAC which was responsible for committing atrocities on Muslims.
There is not a single Urdu medium school in UP which again proves the closeness of the SP to the BJP.
At the Patna Convention Mulayam opposed Laloo Prasad Yadav’s resolution demanding resignation of Narendra Modi from the Chief Ministership of Gujarat on account of the genocide of Muslims in that State in 2002.
The last session of Parliament had been successfully stalled by the Opposition led by the Congress but Mulayam Singh deserted the Opposition. Prime Minister Modi is full of praise for Mulayam Singh and describes him as a great democrat and this goes to fully justify this conclusion that Mulayam Singh is a staunch ally of the BJP.
Mulayam Singh has been following the footsteps of his mentor, Dr Lohia, who had joined hands with the Jana Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP, to dislodge the Congress from power.
Dr M. Hashim Kidwai, (Ex-Member, Parliament)
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