Calcutta, Sept 12 (PTI): Describing the Congress-led UPA government as “scam-tainted”, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday spoke of his party playing a major role in the country after the 2014 election.
Explaining his party's responsibilities in “taking charge” at the Centre, he said, “SP should get enough seats in the Lok Sabha election so that no government can be formed without it”.
“If the SP plays a dominant role in central government and is also in power we will bring about development of the country,” he said at the two-day party national executive meeting here.
Criticising Congress, Yadav said, “The situation has come to such a pass that the Congress is getting mired in controversies and scams. Every day a new scam unfolds. The reputation of the Congress has been tainted throughout the country due to the scams”.
Without naming any central minister, the SP supremo said, “Newspapers today reported that ministers on the first day of taking charge allocated coal blocks to their relatives.”
Not sparing the Bharatiya Janata Party, he said, “While Congress is battling scams, the BJP which is trying to take advantage of the situation and trying to sneak back to power, will take the country backward because of its policies and ideology.”
Holding that SP ministers were “clean” and each had done “a concrete job”, he said, “It is the responsibility of the Samajwadi Party to come forward and take charge (of running the country).
He said that SP should not confine itself to UP alone and should cross the state's borders and go across India. “SP should spread its wings across the country.”
Referring to UP, he said, “No political party had believed that that SP would be able to come to power in UP. We have not only come to power, we have come to power with a clear verdict.”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is attending the meet, which began on Wednesday.