LUCKNOW: Questioning his party's preparedness for the upcoming panchayat elections, Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the feedback received paint a bad picture of Samajwadi Party and party leaders should reach out to people to make them aware of the work done by the government.
"Panchyat elections are just around the corner. 36 MLCs will be selected. I don't know what preparations have been made for it," Yadav said told a gathering at an event to mark birth anniversary of former SP MP Janeshwar Mishra.
"As per the feedback from people, a large number of them (SP leaders) will have to face defeat in the 2017 Assembly polls.
"There is some time left, you (ministers and leaders) should come out of air-conditioned rooms and reach out to people and make them aware of the work done by the government," Yadav said.
Citing the drubbing that SP faced in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he said, "I had asked you all to work hard for the Lok Sabha polls, but you have left me nowhere to go. Only five of our family could reach the Lok Sabha."
"I had asked you to hold meetings to review reasons for the defeat and submit a report. I have not received it till now. If you don't introspect, how will we succeed in future?" he asked his partymen.
The panchayat elections would be held between September 9 and December 15.