BSP chief withdrew guest house case against Mulayam as goodwill gesture: source

BSP chief withdrew guest house case against Mulayam as goodwill gesture: source

Lucknow: Prior to the 'mahagathbandhan', Bahujan Samaj Party chief had withdrawn the infamous guest house case of 1995 against Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and 11 others as a goodwill gesture to end the over-two-decade long rift between the two regional giants, a source disclosed here on Friday. According to the source, the case was taken back in February and a three judges bench of the Supreme Court had dismissed the case as withdrawn on February 26. The BSP gave an affidavit to withdraw the case this year after both the rival parties entered into an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The decision by BSP supremo was taken as a goodwill gesture on the request of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. However, it was not made public then, the source said. When questioned on the withdrawal of the case, senior BSP and SP leaders refrained from making any comment on the issue. However, some say that the case has only been withdrawn against Mulayam but the SC order in the apex court website clearly says that criminal appeal 127/2009 has been dismissed as withdrawn on February 26, 2019.

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