Updated: June 16, 2021 2:02:51 pm
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati Wednesday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) of propagating lies about some BSP MLAs joining their party. The former chief minister also underlined that the SP is aware of the fact that if it inducts expelled BSP MLAs there will be rebellion and split in the party.
This comes a day after at least five expelled BSP MLAs met SP President Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow, leading to speculation about them joining the SP in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2022.
“We (BSP) had suspended them long back for conspiring with SP against a Dalit leader to defeat him in the Rajya Sabha polls,” she tweeted.
1. घृणित जोड़तोड़, द्वेष व जातिवाद आदि की संकीर्ण राजनीति में माहिर समाजवादी पार्टी द्वारा मीडिया के सहारे यह प्रचारित करना कि बीएसपी के कुछ विधायक टूट कर सपा में जा रहे हैं घोर छलावा। 1/5
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) June 16, 2021
“Had the SP been even a bit honest towards these suspended MLAs, it would have not kept them in lurch. The SP knows that if these MLAs join their party, then there will be a rebellion and disunity in SP, whose leaders are eager to cross over to the BSP,” she added.
She alleged that the “drama” of publicising the meeting of suspended BSP MLAs with Yadav is a new “stunt” by the SP ahead of the upcoming zila panchayat elections. “BSP has emerged as a party to fulfil the aspirations of the people in Uttar Pradesh and it will continue to do so.”
“The SP has always been anti-Dalit and they do not want to improve. This is why the SP government had stopped the welfare works undertaken by the BSP. Bhadohi was not made a new district as Sant Ravidas Nagar, which is extremely condemnable,” Mayawati said in another tweet.
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