‘Our alliance is one of ideas’

first_imgBahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Friday termed the BSP-Samajwadi Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance a combine of ideas.“Unlike the Bharatiya Janata Party, this alliance is one of ideas and it will not sit silent till it uproots the Yogi Adityanath government along with the Narendra Modi government,” the BSP chief said, addressing rallies for the candidates of the alliance in Mirzapur and Chandauli.“The sad faces of the BJP leaders after the completion of six phases of polling indicate that they know it’s time for the Modi government to go. Their bad days will start from May 23. After that, preparations for Adityanath to return to his mutt will start,” she said.Seeing the party’s sorry state of affairs in the polls, the BJP and its supporters tried to create misunderstanding between the BSP and the SP but they failed, said Ms. Mayawati.“This alliance has been formed after due consideration and will last long,” she asserted.Ms. Mayawati exhorted the electorate to ensure BJP State unit president Mahendra Nath Pandey, in the fray for the Chandauli seat, loses his deposit. She said the amount of work the BSP and the SP have done for the sisters and daughters of the State had not been done by any other party.She said when in power her government had taken steps to connect Maoist-hit areas with development works.“Instead of killing Maoists, we extended employment and food. We gave employment to the poor people of Sonebhadra (a Maoist-hit area) and later the SP government did a lot of work in this direction,” she said.Praise for AkhileshStating that SP president Akhilesh Yadav had put in a lot of effort to ensure BSP candidates fared well in the polls, Ms. Mayawati said it was the BSP’s moral responsibility to ensure the victory of the SP candidate from Chandauli.Mr. Yadav, in his address, said the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ had wiped off the BJP in the six phases of polling because of which their leaders were having sleepless nights.“As May 23 is nearing, their (BJP) fear is rising,” he said.last_img

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