February 14, 2015 1:51:34 am
BSP chief Mayawati on Friday said the “unprecedented” and “unexpected” result of Delhi Assembly elections shows the failure of the Narendra Modi government and validates the point that people don’t like “airy talks” and “empty assurances”.
Addressing mediapersons at BSP state headquarters here, Mayawati said BJP, after coming to power at the Centre, is using all sort of manipulations to grab power in all states. “Instead of learning a lesson from its defeat (in Delhi), the party not only poached MLAs in Jharkhand, but is also conspiring to grab power in Bihar… if not directly, then by way of President’s Rule so that it can take political benefit in the upcoming Assembly polls there,” she claimed.
Mayawati further said that BJP had also fielded two candidates in the recent UP Legislative Council elections and tried its best to win the second seat by manipulations, but failed.
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“BJP’s defeat in Delhi is the outcome of the Modi government’s failure to fulfill its promises and its sheltering of religious fanaticism and communal ideology… India’s image of religious freedom has suffered a serious dent under BJP rule and has become an international issue, attracting negative comments from American president and a US newspaper,” she added.
Mayawati claimed BJP’s defeat in the Delhi polls has embarrassed the party not only in the country but all over the world, especially in America, and has demoralised party cadres in UP. “Decisions taken by Modi government in its first nine months were anti-poor and anti-farmer and favoured businessmen… Schemes of public welfare like MGNREGA and Food Security Act have been diluted by the NDA government,” the BSP chief said.
Claiming that her party suffered in the Delhi Assembly elections because of its previous association with the UPA, Mayawati said people voting unitedly against the BJP. About AAP making inroads in UP, she said: “AAP has nothing in UP. They have tested their strength in Lok Sabha elections. If they manage to fulfill the promises they have made in Delhi, it will be enough for them.”
Targeting the SP government, Mayawati said though Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expects good result from IAS officers, it is not possible. “The government has been transferring officers in bulk, making it difficult for them to work,” she added.
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