Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav declared his prime ministerial ambitions at a rally in Bareilly on Thursday, while hitting out at Congress VP Rahul Gandhi and calling BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi a divisive force.
He predicted a Third Front government would be formed after the Lok Sabah polls, as neither BJP nor Congress would secure a majority. “West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and UP will decide the next government. UP is the biggest among them and will play the most important role. I am also contesting. Tell me whether you want to send a strong Mulayam or a weak Mulayam,” he said. “Some people speculate that I want 60 seats. No I want all 80 seats” he said while the crowd cheered.