Lucknow, Jan 20: When he was questioned about the funding for SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's birthday bash, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan had then sarcastically claimed that terror group Taliban and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim had funded the event.
Reports are now claiming that it is the common man's hard-earned money which is going to bear the expenses of the gala show by ruling Samajwadi Party. Reports are claiming that a whopping sum of Rs 1.8 crore, spent on the bash, have still to be paid which will be foot by Akhilesh Yadav government.
As per a TOI report, UP labour minister Shahid Manzoor has categorically said that his ministry will not foot the bill, SP sources have said. The sources further added that the minister has asked Urban Development Minister Azam Khan and his ministry to bear the expenses.
Hence, it is the state exchequer which is going to bear the expenses of the lavish celebration thrown by Azam Khan to appease Mulayam.
Interestingly, Mulayam himself admitted that he had never cut a cake on his birthday. A special Victorian ‘buggy' (horse-drawn carriage) carried Mulayam in the stronghold of his trusted lieutenant Azam Khan for a distance of around 14 km from the CRPF camp to Maulana Ali Jauhar University. A cultural programme was also organised where the SP supremo cut a 75-feet-long cake as the clock struck 12.
When it questioned preparing 75-feet-long cake, and Victorian buggy for a 'Samajwadi' leader, senior leaders in the party slammed the media for creating unnecessary controversy.
The recent chain of events prove how ruling Samajwadi Party kept on lying over funding and ultimately it is revealed that the public will have to pay for the lavish event.