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BSP-SP battle turns mythological

Leaders of both parties have dug out gods and demons to pull the rug from under each other feet, reports Masoodul Hasan.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2007 20:29 IST

The political war in UP has now turned mythological. The battle between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party is now revolving around 'Lord Krishna, Kans and Pootna'. Leaders of both parties have dug out gods and demons to pull the rug from under each other feet.

If Mayawati is 'Lord Krishna' for 'Kans Mulayam Singh Yadav', for SP she is 'Pootna for Lord Krishna type Yadav' and 'destined to be killed', of course politically.

Mayawati during 'Brahmin conference' in December 2006 had announced that 'Kans roopi Mulayam ka wadh Krishna roopi Mayawati karegi' (Mayawati in the grab of Lord Krishan would kill Kans incarnate Mulayam).

In a strong rebuttal the SP today equating Mayawati with mythological demon 'Pootna' said ''Pootna Roopi Mayawati ka ant Krishna roopi Mulayam Singh Yadav ke haatho se hi hoga'' (elimination of Pootna Mayawati will be at the hands of Krisnha incarnate Mulayam Singh Yadav).

According to mythology Kans had sent lady demon Pootna to kill Lord Krishna in childhood, but she was killed, as Lord Krishna had milked her to death. The SP general secretary Amar Singh said Mayawati, in true sense of 'Poonta' had been surviving on the blood of poor people.

Targeting Mayawati at the most backward castes (MBCs) conference here on Monday, which was virtually rained off, the chief minister called upon the MBCs to thwart the design of the BSP.

Yadav said the party was committed to the welfare of MBCs and the process would continue after the assembly election. Yadav said if the party came back to power further welfare measures would be take for Vishwakarma, Prajapati, barbers, Bhurji, Savita and other most backward communities.

Yadav said successive governments had exploited the MBCs but it would not be tolerated now. The chief minister said he had given prominent position to several MBC leaders. Yadav said political empowerment was of MBCs was necessary for their socio-economic upliftment.

Amar Singh said the BSP had hampered the progress of backward communities. He said the Congress, BSP and BJP had hatched conspiracy against Mulayam Singh Yadav. Singh said it was unfortunate that only those parties were being termed secular, which were supporting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

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First Published: Feb 12, 2007 20:29 IST