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Mayawati slams SP and BJP for making 'false' promises to woo voters

News Agencies | Updated on: 28 June 2016, 15:54 IST

With just a few months left for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today questioned the "false claims" made by the Samajwadi Party and BJP while categorically stating that the basic problems facing the state is the return of 'jungle raj' and false promises made for electoral gains.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister in her endeavor to connect with the masses prior to the polls highlighted what she alleged "false" promises made by the BJP in the run up to the 2014 General Election and urged the people to be aware of the bogus claims.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BSP supremo accused Modi of making tall claims of development and eradicating poverty in Uttar Pradesh. "The 22 crore people of Uttar Pradesh now seek an explanation from the BJP leadership on the intriguing promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls of bringing development and eradicating poverty," she added.

Mayawati also questioned the Prime Minister on his promise to bring back black money stashed in safe havens abroad.

"The BSP along with the people of Uttar Pradesh want to know from the BJP central leadership as to why not even a single rupee of black money has been distributed as promised among the people till date as they have completed more than two years in office," she added.

Pointing out that there is outrage among the people of Uttar Pradesh towards the BJP leadership, Mayawati said the saffron party has miserably failed in fulfilling the promises made to them.

Continuing her tirade against the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state, Mayawati said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's decision to revoke ties with mafia don Mukhtar Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal was nothing, but a big drama.

"The Samajwadi Party might have ended its merger with Mukhtar Ansaris Quami Ekta Dal, but they have politically benefitted from this drama for the upcoming polls," she said.

The BSP chief further said the Samajwadi Party Government should first remove the tainted ministers with criminal background if it is indeed serious about curbing crime and maintaining the law and order situation in the state.


First published: 28 June 2016, 15:54 IST