Video: Who would have imagined Mayawati-Mulayam will be on same stage again; this is politics

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, April 19: This will be a history of sorts when the SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati will share the stage for the first time after the infamous guesthouse episode where the BSP supremo was assaulted by the SP workers. This is called real politics when the two opponents, who were at daggers drawn are coming on the same stage. the initial reports suggest that the BSP supremo will be asking for votes for Mulayam Singh Yadav. They both will be seen together in Mainpuri where Mayawati will ask the voters to vote for Mulayam Singh Yadav.They both will be coming together after 25 years on April 19 and will campaign for Mulayam Singh Yadav on his home turf Mainpuri, which is his bastion.The two political heavyweights were at loggerheads for decades, SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati are scheduled to share the dais at a joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in the Samajwadi Party citadel of Mainpuri on Friday.Preparations are underway for the rally at Christian Field to send out a message to our political opponents that the alliance against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh shares a strong bond, an SP party leader said.Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati have been bitter rivals since 1995 when SP cadres allegedly attacked the state guest house where the BSP chief had been camping with her supporters.The SP patriarch, who is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the party bastion of Mainpuri was conspicuous by his absence at the three joint rallies held earlier in Deoband, Badaun and Agra due to his aversion to his party's alliance with the BSP.Reports suggest that Mulayam Singh Yadav was not too keen on attending Friday's rally as well but was cajoled by his son and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav who has confirmed the SP founder's presence at the Mainpuri rally.