An audio tape of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav allegedly threatening an IAS officer has emerged.
In this tape, posted on YouTube, voice claiming to be Yadav is heard threatening the IAS officer Amitabh Thakur of dire consequences if he didn’t ‘mend his ways.’
The audio tape, whose authenticity can’t be verified by jantakareporter.com, has a conversation between the Samajwadi chief and the IAS offcier recorded for over two minutes.
A person claiming to be calling from ‘Netaji’s office’ phones Thakur informing about the former’s intention to speak to him. When asked who Netaji was, the ‘messenger’ is heard clarifying that he meant ‘Honourable Mulayam Singh Yadavji.”
Soon after the Samajwadi Party chief comes on the phone, he reminds the officer about a party hosted at a school sometime ago.
The content and the context of this conversation can’t be understood due to poor quality of the audio. But it’s clear that that the person claiming to be Mulayam Singh Yadav is in extremely foul mood and keeps threatening Thakur for his ‘unacceptable behaviour.’
The audio tape ends with Mulayam Singh Yadav saying ‘Ab aap sudhar jayiye, itna hi kah diya maine (Now you better mend your ways. That’s all I had to say).”
Both Yadav and Thakur were not immediately available for comment.
But PTI said that Thakur, who has been assisting his wife and RTI activist Nutan Thakur in raising social issues, had released this audio tape.
The news agency also quoted SP leader C P Rai, who said, “I have not heard the audio but such an allegation appears to be doctored. He (Mulayam) is such a senior leader. I know him for past 30 years… he can never threaten anyone.”