Mayawait rules out tie-up with BJP, silent on Congress

Published on May 05, 2004 11:20 AM IST

Attacking both BJP and Congress, BSP President Mayawati today ruled out any alliance with the Saffron party but remained silent on possibility of a post-poll tie-up with Congress.

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Attacking both BJP and Congress, BSP President Mayawati today ruled out any alliance with the Saffron party but remained silent on possibility of a post-poll tie-up with Congress.

"We will never forge any alliance with BJP even after the election. The question does not arise at all," she said at a series of rallies in the capital for the first time during the ongoing election process.

She, however, remained silent over the possibility of her party aligning with the Congress after the elections.

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister alleged that BJP was trying to get "political mileage by framing" her in the Taj corridor scam and asserted that she will never allow it to happen.

She blamed both BJP and Congress for backwardness of the depressed section of society and vowed to "finish" both of them from the political scene of the country.

"The Congress has ruled the country for 48 years while the BJP came into power thereafter. But neither party paid any attention to the welfare of the Bahujan Samaj nor gave self pride," she said.

"Depressed section constitutes 85 per cent of the country's population. We want to form a natural alliance with this huge populace so that we can assume power at Centre for their welfare," she said.

Appealing to people not to vote for Congress and BJP at any cost, the former UP Chief Minister alleged that both the parties wanted to grab Bahujan Samaj votes without offering nothing in return.

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