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
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      Kumarpushp
      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
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        Abbiya
        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
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          Rajesh
          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:)
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            atul
            Oct 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm
            One can issue such statement when political leader see Muslim as "mandi ka maal ".
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              Manohar Sharma
              Oct 9, 2016 at 11:53 am
              Most corrupt woman who ruined the family life of Late Kanshi Ram. Shame on her.
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                Manohar Sharma
                Oct 9, 2016 at 11:57 am
                Then all Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Christians, Budhists etc. must vote for BJP.
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                  mathimathi
                  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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                    Rajan
                    Oct 9, 2016 at 11:36 am
                    Headlines reads 3 killed i stampede but the fool writes nothing but summary of Mayawati's speech. Paid Dalal.
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                      Priyank
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm
                      So muslims should waste their votes on corrupt people like mayawati instead? Who are you to tell who muslims should vote for. Make yourself good enough to bote for which I doubt you'll ever be able to do
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                        SARABJIT
                        Oct 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm
                        Very interesting happening in two large parties of UP. SP is imploding, with shiv pal and Akhilesh at loggerheads. BSP is losing MLA, veteran leaders, loyalists to bjp. Intriguing ? Congress is a also ran. Are we looking at a bjp government surely. Some Chanakya " rajniti " is going on.
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                          Ramesh
                          Oct 9, 2016 at 8:40 am
                          SP . Cong, BSP all are anti national party vote should not be wasted.
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                            Hemant; Hyderababad
                            Oct 9, 2016 at 11:32 am
                            She is right. Muslims should vote only for BJP . Muslims should never vote for them who are asking for their votes as community. Muslims should be really free when every Muslim shall start voting as per his/her wish like Sikhs; Buddhas; Jains ; Parsis. Congress andlt;br/gt;Left parties are fooling Muslims and Christens as it is their father's monopoly. As Congress; Left Parties do this naturally there is going to be reaction. Some Hindus will say all Hindus should vote only to BJP. Finally at ground level; poor Muslims are really sufferers. Think and get real freedom.
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                              Syed Syed
                              Oct 9, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                              Mayawati is very much right in advising Muslims not to vote for Samajwadi Party. There is no denying the fact that present Govt in U.P. has miserably failed to provide safety to minority community. Even the promises made to Muslims to alleviate the backwardness in all fields of activities have been ignored. It will be better if all downtrodden section of our society join hands together and disparity in economic, social and educational field is reduced through mutual efforts.
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                                Shivram Vaidya
                                Oct 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm
                                So? Should they waste their votes on BSP? IN fact the UP voters need to vote with great awareness and welfare of themselves and of UP.
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                                  vidur kaushal
                                  Oct 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm
                                  Can't agree with u more.
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                                    vidur kaushal
                                    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm
                                    OMG, such open communalism. I wonder how such a statement from a big BJP leader would have pla out in the media. I pity Muslims. Dey are literally ORDERED to vote for BSP. This is what happens when u refuse to shun age old biases against a party. God save them. Oh sorry, even he can't.
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                                      vinay
                                      Oct 9, 2016 at 10:48 am
                                      Election commission should take note of this... She is asking to vote on religious and caste lines... Ask in name of development ... Swacchh Bharat abhiyaan... Dare to ask people vote on basis of development.
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                                        vinay
                                        Oct 9, 2016 at 10:45 am
                                        OK vote for BJP...
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                                          vinay
                                          Oct 9, 2016 at 10:49 am
                                          The very ppl like mayavati are ruining the fabric of democracy in India
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                                            vish
                                            Oct 9, 2016 at 3:19 pm
                                            This shows clearly who is playing religion card and they condemn BJP .Every time this cheap lady has talked of upper cast ,lower cast,Muslims , Manu etc.What does she know about religion ? A shameful lady who wore 1000 Rs.Note Garland on her birth day and installed statues of herself and Kanshiram. Looted People of UP and now talking all nonsense .
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