Lucknow: Hours after Akhilesh Yadav failed to get his sulking father Mulayam Singh Yadav to join him on stage for the unveiling of the Samajwadi Party manifesto for next month’s Uttar Pradesh election, a Facebook update from the Chief Minister projected that all is well.
But Akhilesh has still not learnt the calculations required to be a tactically astute politician. In a recent interview to a leading news channel, Akhilesh confidently said that Samajwadi Party will win 300 seats, but he forgot to remember that U.P. has only 298 seats.
After being reminded by the interviewer about the number of seats, Akhilesh quickly corrected himself and said that he was just rounding off the number, as he likes the score of 300 in a cricket match.
One thing is for sure, the Yadav scion may be committing many mistakes, but he always has a reply ready for the after questions. Well, that’s the sign of being a true Samajwadi.