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BJP opposed to reservation for Dalit community: Mayawati

"BJP hates Dalits and backwards," said BSP supremo Mayawati. Tweet This
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At a rally, she said BJP leaders are now visiting the bastis of Dalits and  telling them they are Hindus, but these leaders would not want to enter those bastis once elections are over. (Photo: PTI) "BJP hates Dalits and backwards. When recommendations of Mandal commission were being implemented in the country at that time BJP opposed it," said Mayawati. (PTI)

BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday hit out at the BJP alleging that the saffron party opposed the Mandal Commission recommendations for the uplift and reservations for Dalits.

“BJP hates Dalits and backwards. When recommendations of Mandal commission were being implemented in the country at that time BJP opposed it,” she alleged while addressing an election rally in support of party candidate Lalji Verma.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister accused the BJP of “conspiring” to abolish reservations for Dalits on the pretext of constitutional review. She further alleged that if BJP comes to power, reservations would be abolished.

Mayawati also alleged that the Congress party never gave respect to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. She said when the BSP demanded Bharat Ratna for Babasaheb, Congress took no action.

Attacking the ruling Samajwadi Party, Mayawati said “government of goons and mafias” was running in the state and there have been several incidents of crime during their rule.

Mayawati said, “those parties which issue manifesto, 50 per cent of the promises made by them are not implemented.

This is the reason BSP do not issue manifesto. It believes in delivering.”

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