Fielding a volley of questions in an exclusive interview with NTMN, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav said with a shocked expression, “I have been trying to revamp my party’s image that is being tarnished by the usage of terms such as ‘Gunda Raaj’ with it. Realizing the seriousness of the UPA-II government to punish the corrupt leaders, I intend to get an opportunity to finally be a part of a clean political party. The public will see the rise of new corruption free India that will be governed by the ‘sons’ of clean leaders.”
Meanwhile at a yet-another statue inauguration in a recently constructed Ambedkar Park, BSP supremo Mayawati said, “Dekhiye! My political agenda is not weak and neither have I walked on others’ footsteps. I have decided to join Congress, keeping in mind the best intentions of my state and Dalits. SP on the other hand has malicious strategies to join Congress as a ‘camouflage’ to get away from the impending charges of disproportionate assets”. Soon realising her words, she walked off with an intended smirk.
BJP, on the other end, claimed that this move by Mayawati and Mulayam Singh is a result of their insecurities following the CBI raids. However, its voice was muzzled by the Congress, when it threatened to start a case against Nitin Gadkari and some other prominent BJP leaders.
In the afternoon, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati came out of the PMO in buoyant spirits. The drivers of these leaders when bribed told our secret sources that Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav have been asked to select any of the 17 imported cars recovered from the raid for their personal use.
Sources close to PMO informed us that the UPA is confident of its numbers and is sure of its third term at the Centre again.
(edited by Nitika Lekhi. Shubhanker, Deepanker and Nitika are currently interning in NTMN’s Youth Internship-cum-Training Program)