Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has attacked Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, saying that she has started hating Dalits and is now trying to appease the Muslims.
Keshav Prasad Maurya’s remarks came after Mayawati, while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoband, made an appeal to the Muslim voters to support the SP-BSP alliance and not split their mandate by voting for the Congress.
Speaking to India Today TV, Keshav Prasad Maurya said, “Mayawati’s statement clearly indicates that she has only used Dalits as a vote bank and has not respected the people. She has started hating them after their inclination towards the BJP because we have empowered them. She has now appealed the Muslims to vote for her but the community knows the reality of the BSP-SP-RLD alliance.”
The Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister also attacked Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for promising removal of all chowkidars.
“The former UP CM has not been loyal to his father Mulayam and uncle Shivpal. He shouldn’t be trusted by the BSP chief [Mayawati]. He along with the other opposition leaders can stoop to any level to make baseless allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and our party [BJP]. Such political parties will be taught a lesson by the voters in the upcoming polls,” he said.
He also alleged that even though the SP and BSP have not forged an alliance with the Congress, they have an understanding and are together raising questions on the airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot.
“If Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav are attacking the Congress then why are they not fielding candidates in Raebareli and Amethi? It’s clear that they have an understanding. These parties have politicised the Pulwama terror attack and are also raising questions on the airstrikes. They are upset like Pakistan PM Imran Khan and Jaish chief Masood Azhar as if their party offices have been bombed,” Maurya said.
Calling the alliance in Uttar Pradesh a “collusion of lazy leaders”, Keshav Prasad Maurya claimed that the BJP is the only party which can work tirelessly for the development of people belonging to every section of society.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission has sought a report from Saharanpur district administration after Mayawati accused the Congress party of dividing the votes and appealed the Muslims to vote in the favour of the BSP-SP alliance.