SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar
SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar

BJP will bear brunt in LS polls if it ignores backward, poor: UP min

ANI | Updated: Oct 14, 2018 21:19 IST

Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 14 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Sunday warned the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) that it will pay dearly in 2019 Lok Sabha elections if it ignored the backward and the poor.
Suhledev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president, Rajbhar warned its ally and said that it will not be able to win seats from Uttar Pradesh unless they deliver on their promise of providing 27 percent reservation to backwards and most backwards classes.
Addressing a gathering here, Rajbhar said, "If you don't deliver, the poor will take all the benefits you provide, will take your money, but will not vote for you. You have to implement the 27 per cent reservation you have promised, otherwise, in 2019, your account will not open in the state."
Rajbhar also took the occasion to remind the BJP of the defeat it had to taste during the Phulpur, Gorakhpur, Kairana and Noorpur bypolls and said that if correct steps are not taken, the history might repeat itself in 2019. (ANI)