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Press Trust Of India
Lucknow, April 07, 2014
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP president Mayawati has asked the Election Commission to take "stern action" against BJP for releasing its manifesto on the day of first phase of Lok Sabha election.

"BJP takes itself to be above law and constitution...they also violate people's representation act and issue their manifesto on polling day...EC should take stern action in this regard," Mayawati said in a statement issued in Lucknow on Monday.

On the saffron party's manifesto, she said it was an "eyewash" and like Congress, BJP is "selling dreams" to common people.

If even 50% of what these two parties had promised to the people was implemented the problems of poverty, inflation, corruption and unemployment could have been solved, the BSP chief said.

Claiming that BJP's reliability is questionable and Congress has a negative image, Maywati said the present leadership of the saffron party has "divisive image".