Kalyan-Mulayam truck ends

Former chief minister hints at returning to BJP

Kalyan Singh.  PTI

Addressing a crowded press conference here on Sunday, Kalyan Singh, former UP chief minister, launched a scathing attack on Yadav saying it was his “biggest mistake in life” to have trusted Yadav who he branded a “cheat” and an “opportunist”.

Kalyan’s son Rajvir Singh on Sunday resigned from post of SP general secretary, as well as the primary membership of the party.

“Mulayam has lost his mental balance after the by-poll debacle. He used me in the recent general election, provided me a chopper. I campaigned with a fractured leg. Without my help the SP would have been confined to 13-14 seats instead of 23,” Kalyan Singh claimed.
He said that instead of trying to analyse the “real causes behind his (Mulayam) defeat at the by-polls, Mulayam Singh is trying to shift the blame on me”.

Evasive on a possible return to the BJP, Kalyan said he would try to make amends for the damage he had caused to the BJP and  announced a return to the Hindutva plank, saying he was always an RSS activist.

Kalyan claimed that Mulayam and Amar Singh had visited him with a proposal to join the SP in January 2009, but he turned down the offer. “On their insistence I allowed my son Rajvir to join the SP. I never went to them with any such proposal,” he said.

He also slammed Yadav for his statement that the invitation for the SP national convention at Agra was sent to him by ‘mistake’. “SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav had personally invited me to address the convention. Mulayam made me wear the SP cap,” he added.

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