He was a perfect practitioner of realpolitik and yet his earthiness endeared him to friends and foes alike
When BJP ‘helped’ Mulayam Singh Yadav return as chief minister for the third time in 2003
Projecting himself as the leader of numerous Other Backward Castes, he forged together a powerful Muslim-Yadav alliance
After stitching the upper-caste and Dalit votes, the BJP now wants to make inroads into Other Backward Classes?
It may be the final act in the political theatre for these war-scarred veterans