Mulayam, Mayawati to share dais today after over 2 decades

Lucknow: Once archrivals for over two decades, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav will share the dais on Friday when the BSP supremo, along her SP and RLD counterparts Akhilesh Yadav and Ajit Singh, will seek votes for Mulayam at a joint rally in Mainpuri in UP.

Mulayam is the joint coalition candidate in the constituency. He has already reached Etawah to take part in the rally.

He arrived at the Saifai airstrip on Thursday evening. he told reporters at his Etawah home that it would be a historic day.

He said: β€œIt will be a historic day. Big leaders of several parties are coming.”

Mayawati, Akhilesh, and Ajit Singh will reach Mainpuri by air on Friday afternoon.

β€œI assure you that I will bring Netaji (Mulayam) along for the April 19 rally. Today, he did not come,” Akhilesh Yadav had told the waiting crowd when Mulayam, instead of going to his public meeting venue, opted to go to his village home straight after filing his nomination at the collectorate on April 1.