Barabanki, Aug 20: In comments that are not likely to go down well with the Samajwadi Party, Union minister Beni Prasad Verma has said the UP government has not been able to function properly due to "interference" of Mulayam Singh Yadav.
"Due to interference of Mulayam, the state government could not function properly and he was responsible for this", the Minister of Steel alleged.
He, however, said that UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was like his son and he would not like to blame him.
On Mulayam Singh' statement of third front government at the Centre in 2014 if SP won 60 seats in UP, Beni told reporters yesterday that "Yadav was dreaming of becoming Prime Minister but it would not happen".
SP is an ally of the UPA government.