Samajwadi Party in bad shape, alliance talks enough proof: Mayawati
Samajwadi Party’s hints at an alliance in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections shows the ruling party’s ‘bad condition’, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said on Tuesday.india Updated: Dec 13, 2016 18:45 IST
Samajwadi Party’s hints at an alliance in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections shows the ruling party’s ‘bad condition’, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said on Tuesday.
“SP had transferred its vote in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls to BJP after which its condition has been very bad and this is the reason as to why the chief minister has been repeatedly talking about an alliance,” a BSP release quoting Mayawati said in Lucknow.
“It needs to be pondered seriously as to why the chief minister who fought the 2012 Assembly polls alone feels the need for an alliance in the coming elections,” she said.
Ongoing tussle inside the Samajwadi Party is far from over, Mayawati said, citing Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s statement on ticket distribution for upcoming polls.
Akhilesh had earlier said, “Tickets are changed till last moment. We will only field those who can win elections. I will give my suggestions and advice on Assembly tickets to the party president.”
A vote for SP would only help BJP, Mayawati claimed, which has made life hard for people with its ‘immature demonetisation decision’
Though BSP failed to secure a single seat in previous Lok Sabha polls, it emerged as the third biggest party after BJP and Congress on the basis of vote percentage, the party’s president claimed.
Mayawati said Prime Minister Modi and his ministers should stand in bank queues and witness the plight of the people.
“They need to review their decision or else people will punish them for this action of theirs when the time comes,” she warned.
First Published: Dec 13, 2016 18:45 IST