But Mulayam has also promised to protect the Muslims and give them various benefits but has miserably failed in this regard. It is during the regime of his Samajwadi party that Muzaffarnagar and other riots have taken place and nothing much has been done to ensure the security of the people.
He has also promised that he would do a lot for the promotion of Urdu language but nothing concrete has materialized. So, will he be able to ensure gender neutral laws when his party is also restricted to UP and is more or less a regional outfit. It is also not expected to fair well in the elections.
However, he may play the role of a kingmaker if Modi fails to become PM and then of course, he can push through gender neutral laws.