Lucknow: Cabinet minister Gayatri Prajapati fell on Mulayam Singh Yadav's feet, immediately after taking oath on Monday, in a bid to thank him for his re-entry in Akhilesh Yadav cabinet. Prajapati was earlier sacked by Akhilesh Yadav for alleged involvement in illegal mining.
However, Mulayam forced UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to take back Prajapati. This was part of the Mulayam-brokered peace formula between Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav.
UP Governor Ram Naik was apparently annoyed at Prajapati's gesture. However, Mulayam went to praise Prajapati as an "able leader".