Mayawati asserts victory in UP, says people will punish SP, BJP, Congress

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 16 (ANI): With the grand campaigning going on in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday expressed confidence over gaining majority in the assembly elections, adding that the people of the state will punish the Samajwadi Party (SP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress for suppressing them. "The people of UP who are being suppressed since the last five years due to the hooliganism of the SP. Even the BJP is to be held responsible for the same due to failing to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities. People of UP will give punishment for the same to the BJP, SP and Congress in these elections only," Mayawati told ANI. Continuing her tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mayawati said the voters will punish the BJP for its false promises, adding that they will not be influenced by the latter's speeches anymore. "People of UP will not be influenced by the Prime Minister's drama of calling himself as the adopted son of the state or dubbing the state as his parents," she added. Taking a jibe at the Prime Minister, Mayawati said instead of spreading false information about her party's works, he should ask her about it. "Narendra Modi must not spread false information about the BSP's work when we were in office. He can ask me if his people are unable to tell him," she said. Hitting out at the SP-Congress alliance, the BSP supremo said even the young leaders of both the parties will not be able to change the verdict. "Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav will also be unable to save their respective parties. People will not befooled by their promises now," she said. Coming down heavily upon those spreading 'wrong information' about her on social media, Mayawati said she has full faith in the Muslim community and that they will not fall prey to the trap. "I believe that the Muslim community of UP will not be influenced by the tactics of the political rivals to pose me as being against their community," she said. Reiterating that the people of Uttar Pradesh are tired of being suppressed by the ruling party, Mayawati asserted that the BSP will form the government with full majority this time. "I am glad to inform that in the two phases conducted in UP, majority of the seats have been won by the BSP candidates. I can assert that in the coming phases as well, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will lead. Our party will form the government in the state with full majority. Keeping in view the wrong policies and functioning of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP), there is urgent need of BSP in Uttar Pradesh," she said. With two phases of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections already being held, the third phase will be conducted on February 19. (ANI)