UP Polls: Mayawati corners SP over lawlessness, BJP over demonetisation

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Cornering the Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday said people of Uttar Pradesh would punish both the parties in the ongoing assembly elections and bring her party back in power. Hitting out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati said the former is a kid and BSP does not pay heed to his baseless taunts and jibes. "What Samajwadi Party babua (Akhilesh Yadav) has been saying against our party during the elections rallies, clearly shows his disappointment and insecurity. Neither our party nor the people of Uttar Pradesh take his baseless allegations seriously. We ignore Akhilesh's assertions and taunts considering him a kid," Mayawati said in an exclusive interview to ANI. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister further said that whatever Akhilesh Yadav says adds strength to the BJP and other communal powers. Lauding the people of Uttar Pradesh for not coming in the false promises of opponents, Mayawati said: "I would like to congratulate people of Uttar Pradesh as they didn't fall prey to their false and misleading talks and have voted with complete honesty in the three phases of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls." The BSP chief further said that people of Uttar Pradesh would give punishment to the Samajwadi Party for jungle raj and lawlessness prevailing in the state. While urging the voters to boycott the communal and racial agenda of BJP and RSS, the BSP supremo said the people of the Uttar Pradesh should punish the saffron party for making false promises. "Voters won't spare BJP for misleading promises and demonetisation decision. They should teach them a lesson so that they would think ten times before taking such irrational decision and would also refrain from making false promises," she added. Mayawati also appealed the voters to be careful of the Samajwadi Party and BJP connivance in the remaining three phases of polls and added that they should not give importance to the baseless assertion made by the Samajwadi Party at the behest of the saffron party. Accusing the BJP of influencing the assembly polls, Mayawati said: "Because of the poor performance in the Vidhan Sabha elections, BJP has involved all its Union Ministers in elections campaign and they are trying their best to influence the assembly polls." Criticizing the law and order situation in the state, Mayawati said people of Uttar Pradesh only want safety of their daughters and sisters. "People of this state can remain hungry but they can't compromise with the safety of their daughters, sisters," she added. Mayawati further said that Akhilesh Yadav refrains from speaking on law and order situation in the state and tries to deviate the people by talking about his false development agenda. Elaborate arrangements are being put in place for tomorrow's fifth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. 51 constituencies spread over 11 districts in Terai and eastern part of the state, will go to polls in this phase. The districts are Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi and Sultanpur. Polling for Alapur Assembly seat was postponed till the 9th of next month following the death of a Samajwadi Party candidate.(ANI)