Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expressed his displeasure over the ongoing rift within the party saying the contribution of senior leaders like Shivpal Yadav should not be overlooked.
Mulayam was speaking at a meeting with all the party stakeholders in an attempt to clear the air over the party's next course of action.
Mulayam said it is sad that instead of fighting our weakness, we are fighting amongst ourselves.
Here are the key takeaways from the Samajwadi Party chief's speech:
# I feel really sad because of this rift in our family
# I am not a weak person. Don't think that the youth is not with me
# Look at PM Modi, he became the PM with dedication and struggle. He comes from a poor family and says that he can't leave his mother
# I can't leave Amar Singh and Shivpal Yadav. All of Amar Singh's sins are forgiven
# I can't leave Amar Singh or Shivpal Yadav. All of Amar Singh's sins are forgiven: Mulayam Singh Yadav
# Shivpal is the leader of the masses. I will never forget the work he has done for me and the party
# Drunkards and goons have been added to the party
# If you can't face criticism, you can't be a leader
# Instead of fighting our weaknesses we are fighting amongst ourselves