Mulayam Yadav is 'jealous of' his son Akhilesh: Ram Gopal
Ram Gopal, who was sacked by Samajwadi Party chief on Sunday, said that "without Akhilesh there is no SP" and that his "only aim" is to ensure Akhilesh becomes CM again.
After the escalating tension within the Yadav family blew up on Sunday, expelled leader leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Tuesday alleging that party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is "jealous of" the popularity of his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Ram Gopal, who was sacked by Samajwadi Party chief on Sunday, said that "without Akhilesh there is no SP" and that his "only aim" is to ensure Akhilesh becomes CM again, reports The Times of India.
"Every father wants that his son should do better than him. But here the opposite is happening. This should not happen. This is sad," said Ram Gopal, who is Mulayam's cousin and Akhilesh's uncle.
According to media reports, in the ongoing family feud SP chief Mulayam and his brother Shivpal Yadav are on one side, while Akhilesh, and Mulayam's cousin Ram Gopal are on the other.
"Jadugars (sorcerers) have poisoned Netaji's mind," said Ram Gopal, about his cousin and SP chief Mulayam.
Ram Gopal blames Amar Singh for the rift in the party.
In September, SP chief Mulayam appointed Amar Singh the National General Secretary of the party almost six years after he was removed from it - and that has been a significant cause of friction between the father and the son
"Even in economics this happens, "Khota sikka ne asli sikke ko market se bahaar kar diya (fake currency has effectively pushed out the genuine one from the market) ", said Ram Gopal Yadav. "Netaji (Mulayam) and Shivpal ji will tell you as to what is so special about him," said Ram Gopal.
Ram Gopal today referred to SP chief Mulayam's comment on Sunday that Amar Singh "saved him" from going to jail, and said that the comment has grave implications.
"He (Mulayam) should have thought 100 times before saying that Amar saved him from going to jail. It means that Amar Singh has either managed either the court or the CBI," Ram Gopal had said.