"Third Front would get majority and SP would be its biggest ally," Mulayam said while addressing his 'Desh Bachao, Desh Banao' rally in Gorakhpur. Mulayam said that SP formed the government in the state on the strength of youth. (Agencies)
He said that there were 80 seats in UP and by winning 50 seats it would emerge strongest as no other state has so many seats.
"BSP repeatedly demand that SP government in Uttar Pradesh should be dismissed. It is not even in the discussion.Remember this, the contest would be between SP and BJP," the ex-UP chief minister said.
"If anyone can fight against communal forces, it's only SP and it has done so even in the elections," he added.
Mulayam alleged that Opposition parties were scared with the popularity of SP and, therefore, they were attacking it.
"How many attacks are being made on us in different manner. They are scared. We do not care about attacks. Our people know, but everytime people supported us," he said.
Addressing the rally, Chief Minister Akhilesh said Uttar Pradesh is leading the country in terms of development schemes.
During the past two years, the SP government had returned people's money to people through development and welfare schemes, he said.
"Various people and parties had chosen Gorakhpur to conduct historical rallies but today, masses here had shown what a historical rally meant," he said.
The SP rally is being seen as a reply to BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally held on January 23 at the same venue.
"They struggled on the streets, took beating and formed the government. The Lok Sabha polls is very important. Whether the government is in UP or Bihar, they cannot equate with Delhi. Delhi is collector and the state patwari," he said.
Mulayam said that he did not want to make SP a party of elderlies.
"Youth, I leave it on you, think about it seriously. SP will be in your hands and you will run it. Help poor, fight against atrocities and get justice. You will present your life as a model. You have to move ahead with this ideology," he said.
Mulayam alleged that the manner in which Narendra Modi mislead the people by presenting a false development model of Gujarat, would give him a befitting reply in the elections.
The SP supremo also raised questions over expenditure on the rallies of Modi and alleged that crores of rupees are being spent.
In a bid to reach the people of eastern UP, Mulayam said that only SP thought about the progress of the region.
"Special facilities should be given to the region. Other than budget only SP made provision for Poorvanchal fund, because we knew that this region is backward," he said.
“It was also the most poor one, and the reason being that the previous governments did not pay any attention towards the region,” Mulayam alleged.
Attacking Congress-led UPA government at the centre he said that it had always been in the forefront for price rise.
He said that the central government imports wheat and sugar, despite the fact that it is in abundance.
Mulayam said that UP has set an example before the country.
He said that Rs 1,650 crore loan of state's farmers were waived off, ban was imposed on auction of their land and free medical treatment to poor for serious ailments was provided.
"Is any other government in the country is doing so?" he asked.
Mulayam also expressed hope that the SP government would fulfil the promises made in its election manifesto within three years.
He said that the leaders should go among the people with confidence and ensure SP's victory by leaving behind personal differences.
"Third Front would get majority and SP would be its biggest ally," Mulayam said while addressing his 'Desh Bachao, Desh Banao' rally in Gorakhpur.
Mulayam said that SP formed the government in the state on the strength of youth.