Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on April 30 accused the Congress dispensation in Madhya Pradesh of misusing the ‘government machinery” and declared that her party would reconsider its support to Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s government in the State.
Through two tweets in Hindi, Ms. Mayawati hit out at the Congress, saying that the party was no less than the BJP when it came to the misuse of government machinery. She said the Congress government had threatened the BSP candidate for the Guna Lok Sabha seat. The candidate, Lokendra Singh Rajput, joined the Congress on April 29.
Ms. Mayawati said the BSP would contest the election on its own symbol and fight to give a reply to this and reconsider the support to the Congress government.
In Uttar Pradesh, she said, Congress leaders were telling the public that the BSP-Samajwadi Party alliance should not win, even if the BJP did. This showed the Congress’s casteist and two-faced nature, she alleged and asked people to be aware. People rightly believed that the alliance was the only one that could defeat the BJP, she added.