Next-gen ignores old parents: Mulayam

Next-gen ignores old parents: Mulayam

Although the reference was to the entire new generation, the message was not lost on the people, especially as it came from a person who has been saying that he was ‘betrayed’ by his son.

Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav has advised new-age youth to serve their parents and not to “ignore” them.

“Today we find that the youth are ignoring their old parents... This is unfortunate,” the 78-year-old Mulayam said, while speaking at a function in his  Etawah on Monday.

“One gets divine blessings by serving parents... The gods reward them... unfortunately the youth of today do not like it,” he said.

Mulayam also said his father had looked after an old man in his village, who had been abandoned by his children.
Though Mulayam did not mention his son and SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav’s name while offering the advice, many in the audience took the remarks as an outpouring of a father, who had said on many occasions that he had been betrayed by his son.

“I could have become the chief minister of UP in 2012 but I chose to give the post to Akhilesh... I should not have made him the CM,” Mulayam had remarked earlier.

Akhilesh had removed Mulayam as the party’s national president a few months before the Assembly polls in the state and got himself anointed as the party supremo.

Mulayam and his younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav have asked Akhilesh to relinquish the party president’s post and restore Mulayam as the party supremo.

Akhilesh had said before the polls that he would hand over the party to Mulayam after the polls.
DH News Service

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