A month after the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) announced their alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections to defeat BJP and Prime Minister Narnedra Modi in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, SP founder and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav today shocked opposition benches in the Lok Sabha by wishing PM Modi to return as Prime Minister.
“I wish that all members come back to the House,” Yadav said during the last sitting of the 16th Lok Sabha, drawing applause from the BJP members, who are in a majority in the House. He said pointing to Modi that he wishes that the BJP leader come back as the prime minister.
“We want him (Narendra Modi) to become Prime Minister once again,” Yadav said. “He has done good work and nobody can raise a finger against him,” he added.
Ruling alliance members heartily cheered Yadav with chants of “Jai Shri Ram” as he praised Modi for “making efforts to take everyone along”. Modi acknowledged SP patriarch’s praise with folded hands and later made a mention of Yadav’s “blessings” in his speech.
While the SP patriarch was wishing for PM Modi’s second term, seated next to him was none other than UPA chairperson and former Congress president, Sonia Gandhi.