BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday lashed out at the SP saying that her decision to withdraw the 1995 case against Mulayam Singh Yadav and alliance with the SP before the UP assembly polls was a mistake. Maya said she withdrew the case against Mulayam on the request of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav after alliance. She added that she regrets her decision of joining hands with the SP and taking back case against the SP patriarch.
The ‘guest house incident’ refers to the events that took place on June 2, 1995, when Mayawati announced snapping of ties with the SP, thus reducing the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led government to a minority. Angry SP workers then cornered her at the Meerabai guest house in Lucknow, where she was staying even as her party workers fled from there. The situation was brought under control after direct intervention from the Governor’s House as well as the central government. The late BJP MLA Brahm Dutt Dwivedi is widely credited with saving her life.