He further said that the people of the state wanted to see a change, which they think the SP would bring.
"Samajwadi Party will be strict on law and order. We will not tolerate people with criminal background," he said.
The leader also said that the SP was accused of bringing goonda raj in the state and party was in no mood to repeat past mistakes this time.
"We changed our image in the last five years," he said.
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"The party wants Mulayam to be the chief minister. He is fit and vigorously campaigned for the party," he further said on the issue of leadership in the state.