HISTORIC: Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav share stage after 24 years in Mainpuri

HISTORIC Mayawati Mulayam Singh Yadav share stage after 24 years in Mainpuri
Ending decades-long rivalry, Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday shared the dais at a historic election rally of SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Mainpuri on Friday after 24 years. (Photo: Samajwadi Party)
HISTORIC Mayawati Mulayam Singh Yadav share stage after 24 years in Mainpuri
During the rally, both Mayawati and Mulayam showered praises at each other. (Photo: Samajwadi Party)
HISTORIC Mayawati Mulayam Singh Yadav share stage after 24 years in Mainpuri
Mulayam Singh asked his supporters to always respect Mayawati, saying that the BSP chief always helped the Samajwadi Party in need.(Photo: Samajwadi Party)
HISTORIC Mayawati Mulayam Singh Yadav share stage after 24 years in Mainpuri
The BSP chief also appealed people to vote for Mulayam. Calling the SP patriarch a real backward, Mayawati said that Mulayam united all the sections of the society. (Photo: ANI)
HISTORIC Mayawati Mulayam Singh Yadav share stage after 24 years in Mainpuri
This is a historic moment. Mayawati has appealed to voters to help Mulayam Singh Yadav to win and I am sure that Mainpuri will vote for Mulayam in record numbers, said SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. (Photo: Samajwadi Party)
HISTORIC Mayawati Mulayam Singh Yadav share stage after 24 years in Mainpuri
Earlier, Mulayam was not happy with the SP-BSP alliance and had skipped several joint rallies citing health conditions. However, to ensure the smooth tranfer of votes, Akhilesh Yadav convinced father Mulayam to share the stage with Mayawati wherever the gathbandhan has fielded joint candidates. (Photo: Samajwadi Party)