“The elephant sitting in Lucknow consumes currency notes”
Budaun: Attacking BSP chief Mayawati, former BJP leader Kalyan Singh on Sunday accused the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of fixing “donation targets” for party leaders and government officials working under her.
“While former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had fixed sterilisation targets for government officials, Mayawati has moved one step ahead and fixed donation targets for her party MLAs, MPs, DMs and SPs,” Kalyan Singh, the new-found ally of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh, said here during a poll rally.
“The elephant (BSP party symbol) sitting in Lucknow does not consume sugarcane, it consumes currency notes of Rs 1,000 denomination,” he said, taking a dig at Mayawati, who was under fire for her alleged birthday bash donation drive.
He also criticised the BSP chief for giving party tickets to about a dozen candidates having “criminal background after handpicking them”.
Stating his aims and objectives, Mr. Singh said, “My aim is to ensure the end of BJP, preventing NDA from forming a government at the Centre, form the next Samajwadi Party government in the State with absolute majority and continue to fight of social justice.”
Showering praises on Mulayam Singh Yadav, the former chief minister said: “The next Prime Minister will be decided by Mulayam Singh Yadav, Amar Singh and Kalyan Singh. BSP chief Mayawati is engrossed in day-dreaming (woh mungeri laal ke haseen sapne dekh rahi hai) while L.K. Advani does not have right palmistry to become the PM.”
He also hailed Mulayam as the “sympathiser of Muslims” and said: “The intentions of Muslims, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Kalyan Singh are the same -- to rout the BJP. When the motive is same, how does the question of enmity arise.”
Without naming senior SP leader Azam Khan, who is at odds with Amar Singh, Kalyan Singh said, “It is a senior SP leader who is opposing Jaya Prada, the party candidate from Rampur Lok Sabha seat, which is indeed shameful.” -- PTI