December 14, 2016 12:34:26 am
BSP CHIEF Mayawati on Tuesday hit back at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his claim that her party had “transferred” its votes to the BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, alleging that it was in fact the SP that had done so. She claimed that this has weakened the SP so much that Akhilesh is constantly talking about allying with other parties.
In a statement, Mayawati said the Chief Minister should know that BSP may not have won any seats during Lok Sabha elections but it was on the third place in the country after BJP and Congress as per its vote percentage.
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“He must also tell people where the SP stands at the national level. It was not BSP, but SP which transferred its votes to BJP in Lok Sabha polls. That is why SP is in bad shape and so the head of the SP government is again and again talking about forming an alliance. This is the proof. Why is he feeling the need of an alliance when he had fought 2012 Assembly elections alone?” she asked.
Mayawati said the way statements were being made by the CM, it was clear that “the fight of supremacy in the SP has not come to an end”.
“In such conditions, Muslim community should not at all waste its votes on SP. Otherwise, it will directly help the BJP which has caused hardships for the people by taking the immature decision of demonetisation,” she said. Mayawati also demanded a review of the demonetisation of higher currency notes by the NDA government. She said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers should visit the people to understand “their hardships” and “then they should again review this decision”.
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