Maya for Dalit-Muslim unity to keep BJP out

Says Kejriwal shouldn’t count Dalits and backwards as ‘aam aadmi’ like those from his community.

Lucknow | Updated: January 16, 2014 6:53 am
BSP chief Mayawati addressing a rally at Ramabai Ambedkar rally ground in Lucknow on Wednesday. (IE photo: Vishal Srivastav) BSP chief Mayawati addressing a rally at Ramabai Ambedkar rally ground in Lucknow on Wednesday. (IE photo: Vishal Srivastav)

Claiming that the Congress and Samajwadi Party failed in handling the communal riots of Muzaffarnagar, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday called for Dalit-Muslim unity to weaken “communal forces”, which were growing stronger in the country. She appealed to Muslims to vote for her party in the coming Lok Sabha elections to keep the BJP away.
In her address at her party’s Savdhan Rally at Ramabai Ambedkar rally ground, she also attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying he should not call Dalits and people from other backward communities “aam aadmi” because they continue to face atrocities across the country.
Addressing the huge gathering on her 58th birthday, the former chief minister said while the Congress-led central government failed to impose President’s rule in the state after the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts to restore harmony, the top SP leadership was busy enjoying a Bollywood dance and song programme at Saifai, the native place of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, instead of helping the victims in relief camps.
Stressing that there is a need to form Dalit-Muslim “bhaichara” (brotherhood), she said the BJP can never form the government if the Muslim community unitedly votes for BSP.
She said if voted to power, her party will “honestly pay special attention” to implement the recommendations of the Sachar Committee.  “Samajwadi Party ki tarah koi dhokha aur anyay nahin hone diya jayega (There will be no betrayal or injustice the way SP has done),” Mayawati alleged.
The BSP has already named 18 Muslim candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Mayawati said the BSP’s Dalit base has always stood by the Muslims and the latter feel safe with the BSP. “The BSP has a record that no communal riots took place during its government in UP,” she said.
Mayawati reiterated her party will not have any alliance with any party for coming Lok Sabha elections. She said that appointing Muslims as DGP and Chief Secretary, like the SP government has done, will not help the Muslims because “goons and mafia have captured” the state government.
“I did not allow any atrocity to happen on Muslims despite Hindu officers being appointed at these posts,” she said.
Slamming BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi, she said Gujarat CM has announced building of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s “statue of unity” only for political gains. “How can a man who failed to stop the Hindu-Muslim riots after the Godhra incident create unity and bhaichara between the various castes and religions of the country,” she said.
She said while Modi claims to replicate the Gujarat model at the national level, every third child is malnourished in his state and there was no anti-corruption body like Lokayukta there for a long time.  Mayawati alleged that the Congress, BJP and SP came together to defeat the BSP in 2009 Lok Sabha elections to stop a Dalit’s daughter from becoming the PM. She said her party will emerge as “balance of power” in the next Lok Sabha.
Hitting out at AAP, Mayawati said Kejriwal should not count the Dalits and backwards with his own Baniya community and tag them as Aam Aadmi as they face social unequality.
She said SCs are stopped from entering the temples and have to leave their houses to save their lives in Haryana — the home state of Kejriwal.
She said Kejriwal needs to improve the government machinery and not indulge in “natakbazi (drama)” like Janata Durbars.

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  1. S
    Jan 16, 2014 at 5:09 am
    Another mad politician...
  2. G
    Jan 16, 2014 at 5:01 pm
    cry cry cry...upper castes of india would never be happy when a sc lady thrashes them ...hahhaa
  3. M
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:27 am
    Oh great lady you will install statutes of you all over the country, if you come to power. Other than that nothing great could be expected from you. country does not want free food, free electricity. It want free and quality education and opportunity to work to earn a decent livelyhood and excel in various fields. Talk some thing about that....
  4. I
    Jan 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    Yea true vote for clean mans not criminal .. whoever has any single case on his head please don't vote them ... if you vote modi it will encourage others to do the same what he did in 2002 please think about it .... or ask bjp to give us any educated candidate ..please
  5. I
    Jan 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    Yes muslim and dalit should unit ... since the other people dont care for them and showing hand to bjp candidate modi which is the most criminal person ... so she has rights to unit other community ... bjp started community based voting list nby showing modi as pm candidate they kick on muslim dalit and other religions and that not acceptable .. this year election is not on corruption based its on cast based if it is on infrastructure base than bjp should shows some educated as pm candidate with clean coler not like 100s of cases are on modi head but they dont care .. so after 2014 if bjp comes it wil be gunda raaj and INDIA will go back in 1990s with huge loss for economy communities bhai bhai ka nahi rahega dost dost ka nahi rahega ...I urge people dont support modi for sake of religion it will give them big hand and they keep doing the same please ... go with any other party or ask bjp to show any other candidate for the sake of humanity !!! jai hind jai bharat...
  6. H
    Jan 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm
    You are a biggest FOOL on this earth.
  7. i
    Jan 16, 2014 at 11:00 am
    For how long you will call dalit dalit .. becuase since last 50 years getting benefits of government schemes like free education even non ability to occupy seat,scholarships and in government job not able to get even ping mark, And the time for the people to whom this BSP leader abusing and still not wake up. Now forget again in UP elections the specially brahmins will Vote you. There is no doubt she is bluffing the people on the community line and, most corrupt lady. Because she let of from the charges from CBI on the behest of Congress in balance of support by Mayawati at center.
  8. R
    Rajaram V.V.
    Jan 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm
    It is high time, the dalit front questions her how she became so rich in such short period of 5 years. They should also ask her how much of the filthy money she has shared with the dalit community to help them get a good education, health and job. After all, all that she is talking about is reservation which has been already enshrined in the consution. The Dalits should question her why she is claiming the benefit of the dalit reservation. When she says there should be brotherhood between dalit and muslim, why she is talking about only muslims welfare and not that of both muslim and dalit?
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