Addressing an election rally in Varanasi on the same day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Akhilesh-Rahul road show, BSP chief Mayawati hit out at BJP and Congress saying that the apparent crowd at their rallies are onlookers and won't bring votes to the box.
As Uttar Pradesh gearing up for the final phase of Assembly elections, BSP chief Mayawati addressed a rally in outskirts of Varanasi, which will be the key seat that will be voting in the last phase of elections on 8 March.
You can get the media limelight for a while with the crowds from outside, but they can’t vote for youMayawati, BSP Chief
She also said that her party would form the government with thumping majority.
Continuing attack on the Centre, the 61-year-old leader PM Modi's notes ban was a move to take people's attention off the key election issues. “It created a huge dent and lakhs of people lost their jobs due to the ban of the high-value currency,” BSP chief added.
In roadshows of both BJP and SP-Congress today in Varanasi, most of the crowd are onlookers. People have been called from neighbouring Bihar and Madhya Pradesh for the roadshows. BJP and Samajwadi Party-Congress fighting for the second and the third placeMayawati, BSP Chief
She added that the people of UP have made up their mind to give BSP a majority government.
The lady leader alleged that BJP and SP-Congress are making false claims about support in UP, shows their deceitful side.
Don’t vote for other parties, especially SP. You know the work that SP has done in UP and (PM) Modi at centre. Their wrong policy decisions has cost the statesMayawati, BSP Chief
She also questioned BJP’s stance of not naming the chief ministerial candidate. “The BJP can't muster the courage to name a Chief Minister candidate,” she said.
“Wherever you go in Varanasi there’s dirt and filth. They have not even cleaned their mother Ganga,” she added.
They haven’t yet cleaned mother Ganga. Along with you people, this time mother Ganga will punish them too: Mayawati in VaranasiMayawati, BSP Chief
The BSP leader also alleged that “Dalit Rohit Vemula controversy is proof that BJP will work against the backward classes.” “The reservation that backward classes have got in the constitution is not because of the Congress but BR Ambedkar,” she said.
Dalit and Adhivasis, after they got reservation, were not included in centre's list through false means and stripped off its benefits. The Mandal commission's recommendations on reservation were not applied by Congress government at the centre.
The BJP then staged mass protests against BR Ambedkar’s Bharat Ratna and against reservations for backwards classes. I don’t think UP will vote for such a party.BJP just before the elections chose a backward class leader as its state President to get votes.PM Modi is not from a backward class as he claims. He is an upper caste man. He had mischievously made the Mandal Committee include his caste in Other Backward Class category when he was Gujarat Chief Minister.Mayawati, BSP Chief
Meanwhile, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav hold joint roadshow in Varanasi.
Akhilesh Yadav said, SP will continue its reign in Uttar Pradesh.