She also claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to face a “no-confidence motion” in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which begins on Wednesday.
The work of Taj Expressway was completed during the BSP government. We would have completed other projects as well if the then Congress government (at the Centre) had given us the NOC to complete the works: BSP chief Mayawati
Hours before the prime minister laid the foundation stone for the expressway, former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav claimed that it was his government’s project which was being relaunched by the BJP.
Mayawati asked what happened to the central government’s intention and their policies and “big promises” in the matter and how this increase in Swiss bank accounts happened.
Mayawati said that the BJP government only works for capitalists and is anti-poor. She alleged that the Centre has failed to check poverty, price rise, unemployment and illiteracy.
Mayawati alleged that laying the foundation stone of the Sant Kabir Academy before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was “an attempt to cheat the people of the Purvanchal” by BJP.
Mayawati ridiculed Modi’s visit to the ‘nirvan sthal’, the mausoleum of Kabir in Maghar earlier in the day where he held a public rally and laid the foundation stone of an academy named after 15th-century mystic poet.
BSP chief Mayawati alleged that the attitude of the BJP governments, at the Centre and in states, was against the poor, farmers, labourers, backwards and Dalits.
Leaders from the two parties who were planning to join any third party, too, had changed their minds after the SP and BSP announced their alliance, he claimed.
Party overhauling organisational structure, weeding out ‘inactive’ leaders
A pooling of votes polled in the 2013 Madhya Pradesh assembly election show that the BJP tally would have reduced by 41 seats had the Congress and BSP come together.
The BSP supremo’s move came hours after Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and founder Mulayam Singh Yadav vacated their official residences and shifted to bungalows located at Sultanpur Road.
Mayawati said she was forced to send the keys along with a letter through the post as estates officer Yogesh Kumar Shukla refused to receive them.
BSP chief Mayawati had also made it clear that the tie-up with the Samajwadi Party would continue until 2019 asserting that such an alliance was necessary to “rout the common and bigger adversary, the Bharatiya Janata Party”.
Mayawati, whose recent strategic shift to support regional rival Samajwadi Party to oust BJP bore positive results in Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha bypolls, also remarked upon the possibility of contesting future legislative assembly elections in alliances.