Samajwadi Party family feud is a fight for power, BSP will gain: Mayawati

Speaking to The Indian Express, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said the SP’s attempt to form a grand alliance was a sign of its “weakness”.

Written by Anand Mishra | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 4:12 am
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CALLING THE family feud in the Samajwadi Party a “varchasva ki ladaai” (fight for domination), BSP chief Mayawati said her party would be the “natural beneficiary” as it would consolidate the Muslim votes in her favour in the assembly polls next year.

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Speaking to The Indian Express, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said the SP’s attempt to form a grand alliance was a sign of its “weakness”. “Aakhirkaar alliance ki jaroorat kyon padi (why did they need an alliance)… It means they have accepted they are weak,” she said.

Mayawati claimed that her party would get the Brahmin votes too, saying the voters would “see through” the attempts to rake up the Ram temple issue ahead of the elections.

She dismissed the recent desertions by senior party leaders, saying it would have no impact as “their communities” are still with BSP.