Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party has again been caught on the wrong foot. And this time it is none other than party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav who has raked up a controversy.

The SP chief in a controversial statement called upon his ministers in Uttar Pradesh to make money whatever way they can but be careful that the government’s image is not maligned.

According to the reports of an English daily, The SP chief made the statement while addressing ministers and leaders of Samajwadi Party at Lohia Park in Lucknow, on the occasion of the 46th death anniversary of socialist thinker Ram Manohar Lohia.

SP chief said, "Nobody should be given an opportunity to question the character of the ministers of SP government. Be patient in your behaviour, avail the luxuries, also make some money. But take care that the blame should not come on the youth who sacrificed their five years to bring SP in power.”

Earlier Mulayam Singh’s younger brother and PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav had also made a similar statement in Etah on August 9.

While presiding over a meeting of district officials, he said "If you work hard, you can steal a little. But don't do dacoity,"

Although Shivpal later claimed that he said this in a lighter vein. Later he also threatened journalists for reporting the matter.


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