Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav addressed the media on Tuesday to clear the air over the ongoing feud within the party. Mulayam's brother Shivpal Yadav accompanied him during the press conference while his son and chief minister skipped the briefing.
Here are the top 10 quotes by Mulayam Singh Yadav in the Samajwadi Party's press conference in Lucknow:
1. Only 2 months left for polls, why think this now? says Mulayam on the question of his name as CM candidate in assembly polls
2. Yes its true that the majority was in my name (in 2012), we made Akhilesh CM. Now its upto him to carry out responsibilities.
3. I will not give even a single controversial answer, no matter how many controversial questions you may ask.
4. Why bring Amar Singh into everything?: Mulayam Singh on mediapersons' question on Amar Singh.
5. Let the party win majority in the assembly election, you will come to know: Mulayam on UP CM candidate for 2017 assembly polls
6. First give us majority, then ask who will be Chief Minister. Today Akhilesh is CM, does anyone have problem with that?
7. Cabinet is CM's prerogative: Mulayam on being asked if sacked ministers would be reinstated.
8. I won't give importance to Ram Gopal Yadav: Mulayam on being asked on statements given by Ram Gopal Yadav
9. Our family is united and our party is united.
10. I've always worked for people's interest and will continue to do so.