Will ally with Congress if Rahul Gandhi agrees to be deputy PM and my dad PM: Akhilesh Yadav


Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav, on Friday said that his party would enter alliance with Congress party if the latter agreed to make his dad, Mulayam Singh Yadav, prime minister.

Pointing towards the Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, he said that he would announce the alliance ‘right away’ if the former agreed to this proposition.

“If Congress party agrees to make Mulayam Singh Yadav the prime minister with Rahul Gandhi as deputy prime minister, I will announce the coalition between Samajwadi Party and Congress right here.”

Rahul, who was sitting in the front row, was asked to comment on Yadav’s offer, but he politely refused with a smile.

Yadav was speaking at an event organised by Hindustan Times.

On being asked what he thought of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, he said, “Buaji (Mayawati) wants statues of elephants all over the place. Elephants she installed have been static in their position. Those who stood have always remained standing and those who were seated have not got up.”