The CBI told the SC that the inquiry into the alleged disproportionate assets of Mulayam Singh and his sons -- Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav and daughter-in-law and Dimple Yadav were closed in 2013 as no evidence could be found.
Political leaders cutting across party lines have a striking similarity in taking loans from family members. From Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, all share this trait
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to file its response within four weeks on a fresh plea filed by a Congress activist in the disproportionate assets case against Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The chief minister also deprecated Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's step of forging a poll alliance with his father's arch rival Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, terming the coalition as one 'aimed at usurping power'.
The Congress, with its shrinking but small and loyal voter base, could play a significant role to soar up the collective fortunes of the anti-BJP camp as well as win a dignified number of seats for itself.