Uttar Pradesh elections: Attacking Mayawati, CM Akhilesh says they still remember BSP’s proximity with BJP

On Mayawati's demand for division of UP into smaller states, Akhilesh said those talking of division could also divide the country as it was also very big.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: October 10, 2016 3:30 pm
akhilesh-maya UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati. (File)

Attacking BSP supremo Mayawati for asking Muslims not to “waste” their votes on SP as it would benefit BJP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said they still remember BSP’s proximity with BJP.

“She (Mayawati) says Samajwadis are divided while advising Muslims not to vote for SP. They (Muslims) know how close SP is to them. They have not forgotten who celebrated Rakshabandhan and who went to Gujarat for campaigning (for BJP),” Akhilesh said.

He was referring to Mayawati tying ‘rakhi’ to BJP leader Lalji Tondon and her campaigning in support of BJP in Gujarat. Putting Mayawati on the dock for her earlier alliance with BJP, Akhilesh asked, “Can she give assurance that if a majority govornment is not formed, she would not take the support of BJP.”

On Mayawati’s promise of giving out cash in place of smartphones, Akhilesh alleged that she is “infamous for cash. She has the habit of taking cash. Those who leave BSP blame her (Mayawati) love of cash as the reason”.

“We have not yet made our election manifesto but they (opposition) are afraid. People have not yet forgotten doctor and engineer murder cases in the BSP regime and the wastage of money in constructing memorials. Her rallies also claim lives of people whenever they are held,” he said.

On Mayawati’s demand for division of UP into smaller states, Akhilesh said those talking of division could also divide the country as it was also very big.

“You talk of dividing the state…the country is also very big. You can divide it for your own interest,” he said.

Attacking BJP, Akhilesh claimed the party was used to lying.

“Where ever I go, from Muzaffarnagar to Ghazipur, people say BJP men lie a lot. I have yet to witness ‘acche din’, after the formation of Niti Aayog, UP has lost Rs 9000 crore. We are running schemes from our own resources,” he said.

Claiming that if people of the state vote for development they would elect SP government again, Akhilesh said the SP government has taken a lead on the development front. On opposition’s allegations that his government did not distribute tablets to student as promised, Akhilesh said in a lighter vein, “They (opposition) have given so many tablets (medicine) to people that they are no more needed”.

The CM on the occasion launched smartphone registration portal and an app related to traffic police. He also highlighted his laptop distribution schemes and claimed that it “brought a change in the lives of students”.

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  1. R
    Oct 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm
    Maya and Fekchand will have a understanding after election . As both are dying for power
    1. R
      Oct 10, 2016 at 11:32 am
      This is what is the filth left in the Indian politics in UP few more States left to go to clean up the system for the sake of the country and its poor neglected people -
      1. D
        Oct 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm
        Mayawati is being Divided now - Even Dalit has realised and learnt that Mayavati and Congressi have always pla Communal and cast blackmail to remain in the power and THAT IS THE REASON most of minority like dalits and Muslims are deliberately deprived opportunity to learn and be knowledgeable of equality and equal right as a CITIZEN OF INDIA and not buried and quieten by reservation and temptation of improvement WHICH MAYAVATI STILL DOES AND MODI IS TRYING TO GET THEM TO REALIZATION
        1. D
          Oct 10, 2016 at 2:52 pm
          Wel done Mayaben
          1. D
            Dr. Anil
            Oct 10, 2016 at 10:56 am
            Dislodge SP and BSP which party to replace by Congress or BJP? Both are predators one is crocodile other is shark and SP and BSP are their babies trying to grow like their parents and we are feeding them.
            1. K
              kamath Ramesh
              Oct 11, 2016 at 11:02 am
              Dumb akhilesh. Not able to survive his own party, goes on telling lies. In U'khand mayawati sided with cong and all BSP mlas voted for congress. In all election maya was against bjp. In parliament maya was against bjp. Nowhere we have seen bsp siding with bjp. And akhilesh says bsp is close to bjp. What a nonsense. While sp all along attacking congress now trying to be friendly with cong because sp wants cong to support them if sp falls short of majority. People are not dumb like akhilesh and know it.
              1. S
                Sankaran Krishnan
                Oct 10, 2016 at 10:21 am
                Don't worry and Be Happy because People of UP will dislodge both SP and BSP who proved they are unfit to rule the state and you have enough time to accuse each other after the elections !!!
                1. J
                  Jay Shanker
                  Oct 10, 2016 at 10:57 am
                  I think Akhilesh has forgotten SP's coalition with Mayawati sometimes in 1993-94, when Mayawati was Chief Minister with the help of his father Mulayam Singh. What is his opinion in this case. he has convieniently ignored it.
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