Shivpal made sacrificial goat to save Akhilesh's image: BSP

Lucknow: Attacking the Mulayam clan, BSP supremo Mayawati today said Shivpal Yadav was made the Samajwadi Party's state president by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to save the image of his son and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in view of the party's imminent defeat in the 2017 Assembly election.

"Shivpal has been made SP state president by Mulayam to save son Akhliesh's image after 2017 defeat, which is certain due to poor law and order in the state. This is a well-planned strategy of Mulayam to divert attention of the people from his 'putra moh' (love for son)," Mayawati said.

"The entire family drama ended in such a way that it appeared it was scripted. The people faced its consequence with a communal riot in Bijnor, where four persons have died. The drama was enacted by Mulayam to show upper hand of son Akhilesh," she said.