BJP, SP have tacit understanding to polarise voters: Mayawati

Around 150 incidents of communal riots have taken place in Uttar Pradesh during the present SP regime said Mayawati.

New Delhi | Updated: March 5, 2014 1:18 pm

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday  accused BJP and SP of having a tacit understanding ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to polarise voters saying Muslims have suffered due to communal violence both in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

She also attacked Congress for “rampant corruption”, spiraling prices and not doing enough for minorities, backwards and poor. But at the same time she skirted an attack on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

“In his rally in Allahabad on Sunday, Mulayam Singh Yadav accused Narendra Modi on the issue of post-Godhra riots. We also agree that the issue should be raised. But it is the same Allahabad where in SP’s previous regime communal flareup took place and girls were sexually assaulted. There was no justice for the victims. Yadav made no mention of it,” she told a press conference here.

Mayawati alleged that BJP and SP have a tacit understanding to polarise the voters in UP ahead of general elections. “But I am sure the Muslims will see through the game… in fact they (BJP and SP) are in the same boat. Chor chor mausere bhai (two thieves are cousins),” she claimed.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said BJP President Rajnath Singh’s remarks that he was ready to apologise to Muslims for any mistake will have little impact as “most of the Gujarat riot victims were Muslims who are yet to recover from the trauma”.

She said around 150 incidents of communal riots have taken place in Uttar Pradesh during the present SP regime. “The victims of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli are yet to recover,” she said. When asked why she was silent on Rahul who too had been attacking BSP in UP, Mayawati said since he has not been declared Congress’ PM candidate, she would “not be able to comment on him”.

She also claimed that SP leaders have divided themselves into various “camps” to loot Uttar Pradesh.

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  1. G
    Mar 5, 2014 at 6:48 am
    People have believing that he may not have anything to do with the riots, they believe in peace not in riots. the impact of the riots is becoming less and less in India. but they do not take any risk for that..
  2. G
    Mar 5, 2014 at 10:02 am
    modi promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers. there fake promises and untrue story will not help him in locksabha election..
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    Abhishek Kumar
    Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00 am
    BJP are responsible for communal riots in india, public will not support that type of person, india is a peaceful county , so it is necessary that to avoid communal party in india..
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    Abhishek Kumar
    Mar 5, 2014 at 9:07 am
    It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs, and choose the best option, congress deserve for that.
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    Alka Tripathi
    Mar 5, 2014 at 6:30 am
    People are tired of parties that encourage riots.” Maintaining that people of the country want development, peace and progress for the nation and for the states to happen hand in hand, india will safe in congress hand only
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    Alka Tripathi
    Mar 5, 2014 at 9:33 am
    modi Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.The hardest thing about modi campaign are unworthy of winning, they will not deserve for PM post, they are total Anarchy
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    Ankita Rai
    Mar 5, 2014 at 10:37 am
    Those of you who come in with me now will receive a big piece of the pie. Those of you who delay, and commit yourselves later, will receive a smaller piece of pie. Those of you who don't come in at all will receive – Good Government!
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    Anubha Dixit
    Mar 5, 2014 at 7:01 am
    I don't think that there is anything to do with Congress in rampant corruption. They tried hard to remove it even from its own ranks
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