Don’t teach me law, I was once chief minister: Mulayam SinghMay 7th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 7(IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh had an argument with a poll official in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri constituency after his bodyguards were stopped from entering the polling booth alongwith him.
The former chief minister, who has Z plus security, got angry when an election official at the polling station in Saifai locality, said that as per the norms only one person could accompany him into the booth.
“Hume Kanoon mat sikhao, hum chief minister reh chuke hain (Do not teach me law, I was once the chief minister),” Mulayam Singh told Malay Amitash, the poll official.
Mulayam Singh also asked the official which cadre he belongs to.
“I am a Karnataka cadre official and am in Uttar Pradesh on poll duty,” replied Amitash.
Mulayam Singh also questioned the deployment of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel close to the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
“Why are the ITBP cops standing so close to the EVM machines and voters, especially women? Are they trying to scare them?” he asked Amitash.
However, Amitash was finally able to calm down an angry Mulayam Singh.
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