Muslims should not waste their votes on Samajwadi Party: Mayawati

The former UP CM also said that her party will not forge any pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2016 3:22 pm
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Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Sunday addressed a rally in Lucknow on the birth anniversary of party patriarch Kanshi Ram. Mayawati trained guns at BJP and Samajwadi Party (SP) and said that Muslim voters should not waste their votes on SP or Congress as it would help BJP.

Targeting the BJP-led central government, Mayawati said that biased behavious towards minorities had increased under BJP rule. She said, “Ever since the BJP government has come at the Centre, Muslims and other minorities are being subjected to bias. The minority status of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia is being snatched away. Communal forces are becoming stronger and Muslims are being targeted in the name of love jihad, ‘gau raksha’ (cow protection) and religious conversion”

“Muslims should not waste their ballot by voting for them or else it will help the BJP…. Similarly Congress does not have a vote base and voting for it will also benefit BJP,” Mayawati said, adding that, “”To stop the BJP, the vote should not go to either the Samajwadi Party or the Congress as with every Assembly seat having 22 to 23 per cent dalit votes, BSP can sail through with the help of Muslim votes or else the same scenario can emerge that was seen in 2014.”

The former UP CM also said that her party will not forge any pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand. Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in all three states in 2017.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Oct 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm
    मैडम कहने की ज़रूरत नहीं है हर चुनाव में मुसलमान सिर्फ़ वोट बैंक होता है , हर पार्टी का यही काम है और मुसलमान का भी यही हाल है कि वोट बैंक बन कि रह जाता है
    1. K
      Oct 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm
      120 million Dalits should join with 120 million muslims to give two fingers to Hindus and there Hindu led government.time has come we should Ki ck the back of RSS and BJP
    2. A
      Oct 9, 2016 at 11:06 am
      We are indian people. Last time in parliament election have created in name of development. Foreign black money. 15 lack deposit etc.but now the time our we will teach feku and company with chaddi gang
    3. R
      Oct 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm
      Dalits are Hindus, this divide has been created by Secular joke*rs. I am dalit and ll never vote for Mayawati. These secualar thievs are not in cofortable situations after their shops of corruptions has stopped. They only mantra is acceptable to all sensible dalit to vote for development. I really wonder why our situation is so pathetic if these leaders have taken care of us. We are still called dalits after 60 years of independence. This is achievement of all secular joke*rs. I request all sensible Indians to support Modi jee in making united India team. Jai Hind:)
      1. A
        Oct 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm
        One can issue such statement when political leader see Muslim as "mandi ka maal ".
        1. M
          Manohar Sharma
          Oct 9, 2016 at 11:53 am
          Most corrupt woman who ruined the family life of Late Kanshi Ram. Shame on her.
          1. M
            Manohar Sharma
            Oct 9, 2016 at 11:57 am
            Then all Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Christians, Budhists etc. must vote for BJP.
            1. M
              Oct 9, 2016 at 1:36 pm
              It's up to the Hindus branches vote split, will be the deciding factor in Punjab and Goa Manipur, UP elections. Let us wait and watch abt Jumlavi Party status after 2017 AD. Then only truth will be hurting Bharatiya ban Party Fans.
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