Law Kumar Mishra
Patna: While RJD president Lalu Prasad described the Uttar Pradesh developments as crisis of confidence in Mulayam Singh Yadav (MSY) family, JD(U) president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said he will not take side in favour of any one in the “family”affair. Both the leaders refused to speak on Amar Singh, who is at the centre of controversy.
Lalu reacted for the first time over developments in Samajwadi Party (SP) and said he has appealed to MSY to get the matter resolved at the earliest as the assembly elections were close in UP. He said he would request all the warring factions in Mulayam family to close differences and remain united to face the coming elections.” There is crisis of confidence in the family,”he said and hoped with his rich experience Mulayam will be able to resolve the crisis soon.
Lalu refused to talk on Amar Singh factor in the dispute in Mulayam family but said since Mulayam was his close relative ( Lalu’s youngest daughter is married to grand nephew of Mulayam) and he would go to Lucknow to restore unity in the family.
Nitish Kumar said he had apprehended this kind of trouble as some vested interests were trying to exploit the situation. Nitish said he had requested Mulayam Singh Yadav to lead the Janata Pariwar, head its parliamentary board too earlier. But, he backed out. Had he been in the Grand Alliance of Janata Pariwar, this situation could have been avoided. Nitish said he would not interfere in the family affairs of Mulayam Singh Yadav.
About Akhilesh Yadav, Nitish said he was a young chief minister and he had sought his support in his (Nitish) anti-liquor campaign in UP. Nitish said he had addressed about a dozen public meetings in UP and found support to his prohibition campaign everywhere. Wish Akhilesh had also supported him, Nitish said.