BSP, SP slug it out over PM post

 The next Lok Sabha elections may be a good 16 months away but the supporters of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati—the two main aspirants nurturing the same dream—to occupy the coveted post of a prime minister—have already started slugging it out.

The two arch rivals have launched an all out attack on each other decrying their respective supremos and holding them unfit for the top post warming up the political temperature in Uttar Pradesh. Their leaders are not hesitating to hit each other even below the belt in the process.

While the BSP dubbed Mulayam's prime ministerial ambition as nothing but `Mungerilal ke haseen sapne' (beautiful dreams of Mungerilal, a one-time popular comedy TV serial), the SP said that BSP leaders were behaving like “mad dogs” owing to their “frustration”.
“Mulayam has grown old...he should now quit politics instead of dreaming of becoming the prime minister'', said BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya. “How can a person, who forgot who he was supporting and voted for P A Sangma in place of Pranab Mukherjee during the presidential elections, be fit for the prime ministerial post?”, he asked.


“The incident proves that Mulayam is losing his memory....it’s high time he says good bye to politics,” Maurya said. “Only Mayawati has the quality to become the prime minister,'' he added.

The BSP leader's remarks invited sharp criticism from the SP. “BSP leaders have gone mentally bankrupt after losing power and therefore, they’re using such a language,” said SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary.

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