Lucknow: UP SP president Shivpal Yadav took a swipe at chief minister Akhilesh Yadav while making welcome speech at the silver jubilee ceremony of the Samajwadi Party in Lucknow.
Shivpal said, “Some people inherit power without doing anything while others get nothing despite sacrificing their entire lives. You were hurt at my statement. But, it is true that many people just keep working for the party without getting much in return.”
Shivpal said, “I have taken great risks in building Samajwadi Party. I have worked day and night for the party.” “Only those who work for the party should get post in party and government. No one should get a post if he does not work for the party,” Shivpal said.
“It is because of Netaji’s struggle and the risks he took that SP was able to form government in UP not once, but thrice,” said Shivpal Yadav. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, RLD chief Ajit Singh, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, JDS leader HD Deve Gowda, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala, KC Tyagi (JD-U) and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani are attending the event.
I don’t want to become chief minister, said Shivpal Yadav. Sack me but I have worked well, said Shivpal.