Mulayam bares his 'Delhi ambitions' again

Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday bared his national ambitions again as he exhorted party cadres to work beyond "making a government in Uttar Pradesh".

Addressing Samajwadi Party workers at the party headquarters here, Mulayam Singh invoked late party leader Janeshwar Mishra's dream of "capturing Delhi".

He told supporters that after being in power in Uttar Pradesh four times, the time has come to unite and work towards the "Delhi dream".

Mulayam Singh said Mishra always wanted to see the SP play an important role in Delhi at the national level.

"Since Mishra always wanted the SP to be powerful in Delhi, a suitable homage to him would be to do so," the three-time chief minister said.

Mulayam Singh has hinted many times in the past about his ambition of being a prime ministerial candidate.

The party has asked SP workers to unitedly fight the 2014 Lok Sabha polls to enable the SP to get maximum seats to increase its bargaining power at the centre.

The SP has 224 seats in the Uttar Pradesh assembly and the state government is headed by Mulayam Singh's son Akhilesh Yadav.

-- Indo-Asian News Service

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