LUCKNOW: UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was left red-faced on Tuesday when his father and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav chose a public platform to reprimand him. In a perform-or-perish warning, the senior Yadav told his son at a function that it was high time he proved his worth.
“Ai Mukhyamantri suno! (Listen chief minister),” he told a visibly embarrassed Akhilesh, adding that he was surrounded by self-seeking bureaucrats and ‘chaploos’ (sycophants). He warned him that anyone who did not pay heed to well wishers always got into trouble. “This is not good for your image,” he added, as Akhilesh smiled. In the past too, the Yadav senior has been harsh on his son.