Mayawati, while launching BSP’s election campaign in Uttar Pradesh warned people against the “communal design” of BJP. She further accused SP of “encouraging mafias” in U.P.
Maywati was addressing a rally in Agra for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections that are due next year.
“In the coming election, the SP and BJP cannot stop the BSP from making a majority government in the state. Once this happens, the law and order situation will improve and better days will come in the state. The people of UP are now aware of the ways the Congress, BJP and SP operate,” she said.
BSP is looking to make a comeback in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. By riding on the increasing sentiment against the SP government in the state over the law and order situation.
While addressing in the rally, she accused Modi government of raising up the issues like cow slaughter and love jihad to keep the minorities under fear. She also accussed Modi’s government of being “anti-Dalit”. Mayawati has been clear about violence in the name of protecting cows and has raised the issue many times in Parliament.
“In UP, the people of BJP who are talking of coming to power, I want to remind them that they have ruled the state a number of times and instead of focussing on development, they had focused on spreading the ideologies of RSS which eventually led to them being voted out,” she said.
Mayawati said that Modi had forgotten all promises he made to the people before the 2014 general election. She further added that the recent incidents have given proof that corruption roots are deep in BJP as they were in the Congress.
Many key laders had left BSP. Swami Prasad Maurya and R.K. Chaudhary BSP’s former national general secretary and leader of opposition in the state assembly quit the party and accused Mayawati of corruption and auctioning seats.
In the 2012 assembly election, SP won 224 out of the 403 assembly seats and BSP got 80 seats.