And the war of words in the Mulayam clan continues as Shivpal Yadav on Saturday took a swipe at his nephew and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying some people inherit power without doing anything while others get nothing despite making sacrifices.
Shivpal made it very clear that he does not want to be the Chief Minister and said Akhilesh Yadav can "sack" and "insult" him, but he can give his blood for the party. He also stressed that he has worked hard as Minister in the last four years.
"I want to tell popular CM Akhilesh that whatever sacrifice you want from me, I will give. I never want to become CM. You can insult me, sack me many times (as Minister), but I can even give my blood for the party," Shivpal he said while speaking at the party's Silver Jubilee celebrations.
"You (CM) have done a good job. But I have also done a good job in past four years in the Ministries given to me. You can verify works done by me in PWD, Irrigation, Revenue, Cooperative and others departments", he said.
Getting emotional, Shivpal Yadav, who was sacked by his nephew, said, "Some intruders have entered (in the party) and are creating atmosphere (of differences)...You (Akhilesh) can insult me anytime...What you want from me, just tell me and I will not say anything...But whenever question of netaji (Mulayam) arise, I myself, the entire party will take a stand and not tolerate. I have to stay with netaji".
Pointing at Akhilesh, Shivpal Yadav said, "Some persons get things due to their fate and other work had and don't get their due. Some person indulges in sycophancy and get benefits of government, but those who made sacrifices are sidelined".