Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati, after maintaining a distance from the Opposition alliance, on Wednesday appealed to the weaker sections to support only the BSP so that no other alliance can form a strong government, at the Centre or in the states. She said in such a situation, a “majboor” government will be formed in place of a “majboot” government and will not be able to harass the weaker sections.
Mayawati also said that BSP will contest the Lok Sabha elections and the upcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana alone, without an alliance.
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Mayawati’s Statement on NDA
Mayawati added that her party can have alliances with regional parties in Punjab and Haryana but with the condition that these parties should have no connection with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) or the Congress-led alliance of Opposition parties.
The intentions and policies of the governments of BJP and Congress-led alliances had been almost similar for Dalits, tribals, the poor, the backward community, Muslims, and other religious minorities, she added.
The BSP president said that the BSP has maintained a distance from the NDA and the Congress-led Opposition alliance because both the BJP and Congress only made false claims about the welfare of the poor and weaker sections and did nothing substantial for them.
Mayawati added that just like the Congress, there was no difference between the BJP’s “kathni aur karni” (what they say and what they do).
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