Mayawati corners rival parties, says BJP has no moral right to seek vote

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 18 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday cornered the rival parties, saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has no moral right to seek vote, while Congress lost power in Centre and in several states due to its wrong policies. "BJP has no moral right to ask for vote and Congress had to lose power in Centre and in several states because of its wrong policies," Mayawati said while addressing a rally in Jhansi. The BSP chief further took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, criticizing the increasing crime in the state. "Crimes like rape, murder, abduction, hooliganism have been encouraged during the Akhilesh Yadav government," she added. She further said that the rival parties have made their party win in the opinion poll which is their strategy and was already managed. Mayawati yesterday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling himself to be the 'adopted son' of Uttar Pradesh and said that the people of the state would never impose their trust on him despite all dramatic claims. "The people won't bless BJP, no matter how much drama Prime Minister Modi does by calling himself to be the adopted son of Uttar Pradesh," she said while addressing a rally in Fatehpur. Cornering the Akhilesh Yadav government, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the state is witnessing 'jungle raj' under the Samajwadi Party's rule. With two phases of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections already being held, the third phase will be conducted on February 19. A turnout of over 65 per cent was recorded in 67 Assembly constituencies across 11 districts of western Uttar Pradesh, in the second phase of the crucial state poll. 40 seats of the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly will go to polls in the final phase on March 8.(ANI)