BSP chief Mayawati has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the BSP and SP being hand-in-glove, calling it "politically motivated".
Mayawati said on 26 October that the BJP and its leader are misleading people before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
"Though the dates of the elections have not been announced as yet but the Prime Minister, like his party, are involved in misleading and wrong publicity," she said in a statement.
"Prime Minister is doing this in view of the bad shape of his party in the state but by saying that BSP and SP are hand in glove he has made a mockery of himself", Mayawati said, adding that Modi's statement was "politically motivated" to divert people's attention from failure to fulfil poll promises.
The BSP chief said ever since 1995 State Guest House incident in which SP leadership had committed the "unpardonable crime" of attacking her, there had been no political contact with that party at any level. "Since then ,BSP has always opposed SP's criminal face, work and character and never paid heed to any political and electoral gain or loss in this regard," she said.
Mayawati said the reality is that it is the BJP and SP who are hand in glove with each other and help each other by induging in politics of riots and communal tension. "It is known to all how Mulayam Singh had been in direct contact with Jan Sangh and its present form BJP since 1967, 1977 and 1989 and contested elections with them... Recently both of them contested the Bihar Assembly polls against the secular forces," she said.
"Their understanding was exposed during the 2013 riots... The SP government has not yet taken strict action against those behind it till today and they are roaming freely," she said, adding the centre has also not sought any report from the governor over the law and order of the state despite the dismal conditions here.
She alleged that both were also "together playing politics" on the Ayodhaya case. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Mahoba rally on Sunday had claimed that SP and BSP are "hand in gloves" in hiding each other's corruption.
Whenever elections came both the parties raised corruption cases of each other but did not act when they come to power he had said, asking "Has BSP sent any SP men to jail in its five- year regime. Now they (SP) are also doing the same. These SP and BSP men used to confuse. This game of SP and BSP is going on in the state. It has ruined the state."