Uttar Pradesh voters will end Mayawati `misrule', says BJP
The BJP today accused the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) of bailing out the Congress-led UPA government at the centre whenever their support was needed and said the voters in Uttar Pradesh would end the Mayawati "misrule in the upcoming Assembly elections.india Updated: Dec 03, 2011 18:58 IST
The BJP on Saturday accused the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) of bailing out the Congress-led UPA government at the centre whenever their support was needed and said the voters in Uttar Pradesh would end the Mayawati "misrule in the upcoming Assembly elections.
"BSP and SP have always bailed out the Congress government in Delhi whenever it needed their support. UP is "mini-Bharat and the people's anger against Congress on issues like price rise, black money and FDI in retail is bound to reflect in the Assembly elections there which will witness the ouster of Mayawati and rout of Congress", BJP spokesman Shahanwaz Hussain told reporters in Pune.
"Whenever the Assembly elections are announced, Congress remembers Muslims in UP and Mayawati remembers Brahmins. The Muslims are now asking why we have remained poor despite prolonged Congress rule at the Centre."
Hussain lambasted Mayawati for promoting a "personality cult" with installations of statues and alleged that she had proposed four-way division of UP to avoid focus on her five-year-long "misrule" during the Assembly polls.
He said prime minster Manmohan Singh owed an explanation to the country as to why he was persisting with FDI in retail despite all round opposition to the move.
In reply to a question, the former Union Minister said his party would never support reservations on the basis of religion.
First Published: Dec 03, 2011 18:55 IST