Mayawati slams rivals for ‘anti-people character’, ‘double talk’
In the past 10 years – under the Samajwadi Party and the BJP – there has been “anarchy” and “the raj of the junglein Uttar Pradesh, BSP chief Mayawati said on Saturday, warning people “not to fall prey to any of their lures”.
The previous state government was that of the Samajwadi party, which was defeated by the BJP in the 2017 elections.
Bahujan Samaj (BSP) party leader also said his rivals had an ‘anti-people character and face, and double talk’, and these were again on display ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections. .
Assembly polls in the state will be held in seven phases starting next month with the results to be announced on March 10.
“They (BSP’s rivals) are not talking about good days by removing issues of livelihoods, unemployment and inflation, among others, but seeking votes by talking about religious caste discrimination and hate speech, which is not fair at all,” Mayawati said. In a Hindi tweet In a related tweet she said: “People of Uttar Pradesh have spent 10 troubled years, first SP government jungle raj then BJP, lawlessness, arrogance , caste and religious hatred. Therefore, it will be better if people do not fall into any of their tempting promises and delusions.”
Mayawati, who served briefly as chief minister in 1995 and again in 1997, then again from 2002 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2012, often claimed that there was a rule of law during her government and she worked for the improvement of all sections of society.