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SP, BSP, Congress think only vote of minorities matter, says BJP

Updated: Oct 10, 2016 08:58 IST
New Delhi [India], Oct.10 (ANI): Criticising Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati for asking Muslims not to 'waste' their votes on the likes of the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that parties like the BSP, SP and Congress think that the votes of only 20 percent of the people matter while the rest don't.

"In UP, whether it is the BSP, SP or Congress, they all are running for one particular segment of votes that belongs to the minority and they feel that only 20 percent of UP votes, while the balance 80 percent don't. And, therefore, they are running towards the minority vote," BJP leader Siddharnath Nath Singh told ANI.

Singh further said the BJP doesn't differentiate between minority and majority votes and only works for development and good governance which will be the sole focus of the party in the upcoming 2017 elections.

Addressing a rally at Lucknow to commemorate the tenth death anniversary of Dalit icon Kanshi Ram, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday, said that voting for the Samajwadi Party or the Congress will only help the BJP come to power.

Mayawati said that since the onset of the BJP-led government at the centre, the minorities have been subjected to a bias by right wing forces over issues like 'love-jihad' and cow-slaughtering.

She also lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling his 2014 poll promises. (ANI)

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