SP lashes out at Mayawati
Lashing out at BSP supremo Mayawati, the SP said that if BJP's LK Advani becomes PM after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, she would become the deputy PM as the two parties are bhai behen ki sathi (companions as brother and sister).india Updated: Mar 15, 2009 17:18 IST
Lashing out at BSP supremo Mayawati, the Samajwadi Party on Sunday said that if BJP's LK Advani becomes PM after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, she would become the deputy PM as the two parties are "bhai behen ki sathi" (companions as brother and sister).
"In the past Mayawati had formed government in UP thrice with the support of the BJP. Her rakhi relation with Lalji Tandon (BJP's candidate from Lucknow in the coming elections) is well known. Therefore, I say that if Advani becomes the country's prime minister, then Mayawati will be the deputy prime minister," SP general secretary Amar Singh said in Lucknow while addressing party workers.
"Kamal ho ya Haathi, bhai behen ka sathi" (Whether it be lotus (symbol of BJP) or Haathi (elephant - BSP's poll symbol) they are companions as brother and sister), he said adding that the same Mayawati, who was trying to become secular and has joined the Third Front, campaigned for Narendra Modi in Gujarat.
Criticising the BSP chief, Singh alleged that the BSP had fielded the maximum number of candidates with criminal antecedents and its slogan "Chad gundon ki chhati par, mohar lagao hathi par" (Stand on the chest of criminals and stamp on the elephant) has changed to "Gunde chad gaye hathi par, goli lagegi chhati par" (Criminals are riding the elephant and bullets will hit your chest).
First Published: Mar 15, 2009 17:15 IST