Don’t waste votes on Samajwadi Party, Congress: Mayawati to Muslims

Mayawati said PM Modi “has set a record of foreign trips but is still unable to clearly spell out the foreign policy because of which the borders of the country are not fully secure."

Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow | Updated: October 10, 2016 1:13 pm
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MAKING A strong pitch for Muslim support in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year, BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday told the minority community not to “waste” their votes on the Samajwadi Party (SP) or the Congress if they want to defeat the BJP.

She also targeted the BJP government at the Centre, saying the “discrimination against Muslims” has increased since the party came to power, and accused it of trying to gain political mileage from the “terror incidents on India-Pakistan border”.

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Addressing a rally here on the occasion of BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s death anniversary, Mayawati said the internal differences in SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family had weakened the party and divided its supporters.

“Akhilesh ke kheme ke log candidate honge, toh Shivpal ke log andar hi andar unhe haraane ki koshish karenge. Aur agar Shivpal ke kheme ke log candidate honge, toh Akhilesh ke log unhe haraane ki koshish karenge. Muslim samaj ko aise me SP ko apna vote dekar kharab nahi karna hai. (If the candidate is from Akhilesh’s camp, Shivpal’s supporters will try to defeat him. If the candidate is from Shivpal’s camp, Akhilesh’s supporters will try to defeat him. In this situation, the Muslim community should not waste its vote on the SP),” she said.

On the Congress, she said the party does not have a vote base, and voting for it will only benefit the BJP.

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She said the Muslim community should, therefore, unitedly vote for the BSP to defeat the BJP. With the state “having 22 to 23 per cent Dalit votes, BSP can win with the help of Muslim votes,” she said. The community should avoid division of its votes, which benefited the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, she said.

Attacking the BJP-led government at the Centre in her 85-minute speech, Mayawati said: “The discrimination against Muslims increased manifold after the formation of the BJP government, and they have been targeted in the name of gau raksha, ghar wapsi, love jehad… The community members are now insecure about protection of their religion, lives and property.”

Citing the incidents in Dadri, Mewat and Una, she said atrocities were being committed against both Muslims and Dalits on the same issue.

Mayawati said “misinformation” was being spread that the BSP may form the next government with BJP’s support. “I trust that the Muslim community will not be misled by this propaganda,” she said. She added that her government would also implement the Supreme Court’s orders on the Ram temple dispute in Ayodhya.

She said the state assembly elections are “a matter of life and death for the BJP, and the party will try all tactics to win them”. “Pradhan Mantri ke August 15 ke bhashan se hi pata lag gaya tha ki wo chunavi swarth ke liye kuch bhi kar sakte hain aur kisi bhi had tak ja sakte hain (PM’s Independence Day speech made it clear that he can go to any extent for electoral benefit),” she said.

“BJP ab Bharat-Pakistan seema par atankwad ki vardaton ko bhi chunav me bhunane ki koshish karegi (BJP is even trying to gain electoral benefits from the terror incidents on India-Pakistan border),” she said.

She said the decision to carry out surgical strikes came late, and such strikes should have been carried out after the Pathankot attack in January. While many countries have carried out surgical strikes, “these foreign governments don’t try to take credit for them, the way this government is trying to take credit for the army’s work in our country,” she said.

Referring to Modi’s scheduled visit to Lucknow on October 11, she said: “Jawanon ki chita ki aag abhi thandi bhi nahi hui hai, aur pradhan mantri Lucknow mein Dussehra manaane aa rahe hain. Wo UP mein Diwali bhi manaane aa sakte hain, jabki BJP ko yeh tyohar dhoomdhaam se nahi… manaane chahiye the. (The funeral pyres of soldiers are still warm, but the PM has decided to come to Lucknow to celebrate Dussehra. He may also come to UP to celebrate Diwali. The BJP should not be observing these festivals with fanfare).”

While 18 soldiers were killed in the Uri attack on September 18, another soldier succumbed to his injuries on September 30.

She said Modi “has set a record of foreign trips but is still unable to clearly spell out the foreign policy because of which the borders of the country are not fully secure. After two years, they have now thought about securing the borders”.

She alleged that the Modi government was working for rich industrialists and capitalists, not for the poor, Dailts and OBCs. She also accused the BJP government of “misusing central agencies like the CBI to harass its opponents” and said the “Congress has also done this earlier.”

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    VISWALINGAM
    Oct 10, 2016 at 2:58 am
    MAYAWATIJI, LOOK AT YOUR FACE IN THE MIRROR FIRST TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU DESERVE TO BE A LEADER OR NOT . PM MODIJI HAS BEEN WORKING FOR THE WELFARE OF THE ENTIRE PEOPLE AND COUNTRY , BUT YOU ARE TRYING TO AM WEALTH FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU KNOW VERY WELL THAT PM MODI DECLARED HIS WEALTH OPENLY , AND EVERYONE UNDERSTOOD HOW RIGHTEOUS PM WAS !! YOU ARE NOTHING BEFORE OUR PM MODI. YOU HAVE NO SHAME AND PLAY POLITICAL GIMMICKS . DO SOMETHING GOOD OR HISTORY WILL NOT FORGIVE YOU . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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      VISWALINGAM
      Oct 10, 2016 at 2:59 am
      MAYAWATIJI, LOOK AT YOUR FACE IN THE MIRROR FIRST TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU DESERVE TO BE A LEADER OR NOT . PM MODIJI HAS BEEN WORKING FOR THE WELFARE OF THE ENTIRE PEOPLE AND COUNTRY , BUT YOU ARE TRYING TO AM WEALTH FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU KNOW VERY WELL THAT PM MODI DECLARED HIS WEALTH OPENLY , AND EVERYONE UNDERSTOOD HOW RIGHTEOUS PM WAS !! YOU ARE NOTHING BEFORE OUR PM MODI. YOU HAVE NO SHAME AND PLAY POLITICAL GIMMICKS . DO SOMETHING GOOD OR HISTORY WILL NOT FORGIVE YOU . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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        GandhiSpeaks
        Oct 10, 2016 at 2:27 am
        This is a live example of dividing the country. Why not talk about voting a party Pro Development and mention voters as Indians rather then Hindus or Muslims... it shows the intent of Mayawati.
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          Jesus
          Oct 10, 2016 at 1:53 am
          From this atement, we all undestand that mayavati, congress, samajwadi parties are Muslim appeasing parties. They are not interested in Well fare of majority Hindus or minority christians. All non-muzzles should look for non currupt political party other than these 3 parties. Avoid all parties that will do anything to appease muzzles. If she is not corrupt, how come her ets are valued at 100's of crores.
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            MyTake
            Oct 10, 2016 at 1:15 am
            (She also targeted the BJP government at the Centre, saying the “discrimination against Muslims” has increased since the party came to power, and accused it of trying to gain political mileage from the “terror incidents on India-stan border”.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Madam there are no Muslims in India but Indian. Those who were Muslims and felt them special species they left for stan!lt;br/gt;Remove the colored blinkers from your eyes that Congress forced you to put in!
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              A Singh
              Oct 10, 2016 at 3:25 am
              Baspa lao pradesh bachao..lt;br/gt;Bhakt bhagao desh bachao !!
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                A Singh
                Oct 10, 2016 at 3:24 am
                Baspa lao pradesh bachaolt;br/gt;Bhakt bhagao desh bachao !!
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                  arv
                  Oct 10, 2016 at 5:00 am
                  is this not a Communal Statement in public posing security threats to back bone of Indian Republic,lt;br/gt;if so, why all state/Centre/Independent Agency are on mute?
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                    Bhagavath B S
                    Oct 10, 2016 at 12:24 am
                    dont waste BY voting,SP,BSP,AAP,CONGRESS, COMMUNIST.... VOTE ONLY FOR BJP AND INVOLVE IN NATION BUILDING,lt;br/gt;CONGRESS-CHRISTIAN PARTYlt;br/gt;SP-MUSLIM MULAYAM PARTYlt;br/gt;BSP- DALIT DISTROING PARTYlt;br/gt;AAP - FOREIGN NGO MISSIONERY PARTYlt;br/gt;CPIM - RUSSIA, CHINA PARTYlt;br/gt;BJP - HINDUSTHAN INDIAN PARTY.
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                      ps bhandari
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 11:37 pm
                      Up voter are uneducated tha before 30 yrs
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                        Dharam Paul
                        Oct 10, 2016 at 9:48 am
                        What is this non-sense and the election is doing what since she is dividing the people openly by scaring a particular section in name of BJP and on the other hand all opp. parties blaming BJP as communal now you can guess easily who is communal. The single agenda is to defeat BJP on any cost and how ridiculous is this. I request my all brothers from all section of society in U.P to vote for development only and not on cast line. What Mayawati, S.P and Congress had done for muslims for last so many years under their rule should be the parameter for voting in 2017. Jai Hind
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                          vinayak
                          Oct 10, 2016 at 6:27 am
                          Videsh Yatra ki baat is righ. That's the best of the statement by Bhen ji
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                            vinayak
                            Oct 10, 2016 at 6:29 am
                            We want modeling and security for KITTY parties wife for right and back to back videsh yatra
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                              shaik isam
                              Oct 27, 2016 at 6:10 am
                              i vote mim
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                                J.Ramakrishna
                                Oct 10, 2016 at 1:38 am
                                Mayavatiji why you don't want BJP? Any specific reasons pl.
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                                  J.Ramakrishna
                                  Oct 9, 2016 at 11:56 pm
                                  Mayawati ji being women, has not given her opinion on talaak issue. Mayavatiji, get votes and ask votes for what you have done during your period of rule. Yes only one thing has progress well is corruption. Now country needs new generation, corruption free generation and nationalists......
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                                    dheeraj
                                    Oct 10, 2016 at 6:53 am
                                    why bahujan not sarvjan , power ke liye kuch bhi , congress ka samarthan in uttrakhand aur yahan virodh, why not choose congress than BSP
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                                      Kalikutty
                                      Oct 10, 2016 at 1:07 am
                                      BJP=Brahmin Janata Party
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                                        Kaushika
                                        Oct 10, 2016 at 4:59 am
                                        Mayawati,lt;br/gt;Looks like the Hindu Dalits have abandoned you. What did you do to them? OR more accurately what did you NOT do for them? Easing out of election promises? Is your only hope the Muslim block vote? Sorry Muslims don't vote like that any more. They vote individually and choose their candidates (in Plural). They vote as Indian citizens and NOT purely as Muslims. You may be much better off backing BJP. Time has come for you to pack the bags. Modi is selfless leader. You have no standing to criticize him.
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                                          Khubir
                                          Oct 10, 2016 at 7:01 am
                                          Please vote for Mayawati...She will definetely make Statues.....with the help of CONGIS AND SOFT SINGH
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                                            Rabi Mishra
                                            Oct 10, 2016 at 3:35 am
                                            It is enough to rember what Mulayam said a few years ago about Behanji! This lady , take it from me, is worse than Rahul hi. She is a casteist crook.
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