BSP must contest the bypolls as an alternative against the BJP and the ruling Samajwadi Party in state.
The seats on which bypolls will be held have all been vacated by the BJP and its ally Apna Dal.
Mayawati condemns railway fare hike; accuses Modi government of cheating common man.
Lack of law and order in UP: Mayawati
Two BSP MLAs from Telangana have decided to support the ruling TRS which has formed the government in the state.
Mayawati claimed that if she had not decided to visit Badaun, then probably the state government would not have recommended a CBI inquiry even till now.
The two girls– aged 14 and 15– went missing from their house on the night of May 27.
There will be Assembly elections in UP within a year, Mayawati told reporters.
Mayawati also downplayed Modi’s meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying there was nothing new in this.
Mayawati also demanded that President’s Rule be imposed in the state.
The BJP has adeptly taken apart Mayawati’s social engineering
The BSP chief has been holding review meetings since the past three days after party received a serious drubbing at the hustings in the Lok Sabha elections.
In 2009, it had won 20 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Mayawati said her party holds Congress, BJP and SP responsible for BSP’s poor performance as these parties “conspired” to rout the BSP.
Exit polls have indicated dismal performance, with a few claiming the party will be limited to a single digit tally.