Wednesday, March 7, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Sweet revenge for Mulayam after Mayawati's dead man comment

Politics | Posted on Mar 06, 2012 at 05:56pm IST
Sweet revenge for Mulayam after Mayawati's dead man comment
Press Trust of India

Lucknow: It was sweet revenge for Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday five
years after Mayawati famously said "why kill a dead man" after the
Samajwadi supremo was ousted by her in a crushing defeat.

The deadpan "dead-man" comment - "Marey hue ko kya marna (why kill a
dead man)?" - will perhaps return to haunt the BSP supremo after the
Samajwadi rode to victory on the accomplished wrestler's influence at
grassroots and his charismatic son Akhilesh writing the script for the
party's effervescent victory in the country's most populous state.
Mayawati was asked then whether any FIRs will be filed aginst Mulayam.

As long as the party has existed, it has been Mulayam Singh Yadav's SP
and that changed with the UP elections, when Yadav Jr took charge of
the party's effort to wrest the state back from his father's bete
Sweet revenge for Mulayam after Mayawati's dead man comment

The 39-year-old engineer-turned politician, who attempted a successful
image makeover for the SP, is the man of the moment but chooses to
underplay his role.

"The entire party worked hard and won," he says, thanking the people
for "believing in the SP... people across caste and community voted
for the SP," he said.

The party has for long had a lawless image, attacked as a "party of
goons" by opponents and Akhilesh set about attempting to change that.
He insisted on hand-picking candidates unmindful of whose feet he
stepped on, famously keeping the likes of DP Yadav away. Through his
campaign he talked law and order as his party's foremost agenda.

After being down and out in last assembly elections, 72-year-old
Mulayam known for his organising abilities and capability of
mobilising cadre has turned the tables on in the current polls by
gaining majority in the state, second after Mayawati, in the last 22
years. He is tipped to become the chief minister for the fourth time.

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