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Amid mass defections, Mayawati calls SP ‘anti-Dalit’ party

As a number of leaders from the BJP shifted allegiance to the Samajwadi Party (SP) saying it labored for the Dalits and backward lessons, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday pooh-poohed the declare saying the party’s previous report exhibits its “anti-Dalit” strategy. Mayawati additionally clarified that she wouldn’t contest the Assembly elections, however take the legislative council route, if her party is voted to energy.

Addressing a press convention on her birthday, she introduced names of 53 BSP candidates for constituencies that may go to the polls within the first section on February 10.

“The SP’s past record shows it always took an anti-Dalit approach,” Mayawati mentioned.

She sought to know why the Akhilesh Yadav-led party renamed Sant Ravidas Nagar to Bhadohi quickly after assuming energy in 2012.

“Wasn’t this due to its anti-Dalit thinking,” she requested.

Citing one other instance, she alleged that the SP had torn a invoice launched in view of making certain promotion of Dalits in authorities companies. “The bill remains pending… Doesn’t this reflect its anti-Dalit stand?” she mentioned.

The BSP chief’s remarks come a day after former cupboard minister and distinguished OBC chief Swami Prasad Maurya joined the SP together with one other insurgent minister Dharam Singh Saini.

A substantial variety of MLAs from the BJP and Apna Dal (Sonelal) additionally joined the SP alleging that the Yogi Adityanath authorities had ignored the pursuits of Dalits and backward lessons.

They additionally levelled comparable allegations in opposition to Mayawati.

With a number of such defections, together with numerous MLAs from her personal party, Mayawati careworn on strengthening the anti-defection legal guidelines.

Of the 19 MLAs who had gained the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls on BSP tickets, 13 have stop the party.

“Considering how some greedy politicians change parties during elections, it is necessary to strengthen the anti-defection laws as such practices adversely impact democracy,” she mentioned.

On her potential candidature, Mayawati mentioned, “Efforts are being made to depart an impression that I’m not going to contest.

I’ve been a four-time Lok Sabha MP, three-time Rajya Sabha MP, and MLA and MLC on two events. Till the time BSP founder Kanshi Ram was match, he dealt with all of the election affairs and I used to contest polls. However, after his demise, the party’s accountability fell on me.”

Mayawati was an MLC even when she led the BSP authorities within the state in 2007.

Laughing off the remarks that low cost her party out of the race, Mayawati mentioned the BSP will spring a shock akin to 2007.

Continuing her tirade in opposition to the SP regime from 2012-17, Mayawati mentioned it benefitted out of Muslim votes however denied the neighborhood satisfactory illustration within the authorities as properly in distribution of tickets.

She additionally alleged that communal riots had been common in the course of the SP rule.



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