Day after the BSP failed to win Rajya Sabha elections, BSP chief Mayawati came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party and vowed to continue the alliance between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samajwadi Party. And she said the Rajya Sabha election results will not affect on their tie-up.
“I would like to tell BJP and company that their malpractices will not succeed in breaking the ties between SP and BSP. Yesterday's results have not affected the SP-BSP tie up in any way, not even by an inch,” said BSP chief addressing a press conference on Saturday, 24 March. Mayawati hinted that both of the parties who were earlier arch-rival may contest 2019 general elections in a alliance.
Attacking on the BJP, she said “This immoral victory cannot make up for their defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. Even BJP is aware of this.”
Commenting on the cross-voting, she said “We share the same views on yesterday's result just like anyone else. We believe Narendra Modi and Amit Shah used the system to make their candidates win. An environment of fear was created due to which there was also some cross-voting done.”
Accusing the BJP of malpractices, she also said “BJP did not deter from indulging in malpractices. They exterted all their force to ensure that the BSP candidate does not win at any cost. The entire system was deployed to ensure that the newly formed ties between BSP and SP loosens.”
Commenting on the goal of forming alliace between two parties, she said “A plan had been made that we come together so that the BJP candidate couldn't win the election. It was also tried to make an effort to ensure that this election does not become a blot on the face of democracy.”
I would like to tell BJP and company that their malpractices will not succeed in breaking the ties between SP and BSP. Yesterday's results have not affected the SP-BSP tie up in any way, not even by an inch: BSP Chief Mayawati pic.twitter.com/vVKR6TgmZq— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 24, 2018