Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati while addressing a rally on the occassion of BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s death anniversary took potshots at rival Samajwadi Party (SP) and said that the infighting within the Yadav family has weakened and the supporters are divided.
Here are the 5 key takeaways of the former Chief Minister’s speech:
On Muslim and minorities: Mayawati called for the unification of the Muslims and Dalits in the state and appealed to vote unanimously for the BSP, “We have 22-23 percent of Dalit votes, BSP has the highest probability to win with the help of Muslim votes,” she said. She also called to avoid any provocation to divide the votes as it happened in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 which will only be advantageous to the BJP.
On Modi’s foreign policy: She said “Prime Minister (PM) Modi has set a record of foreign trips but is still unable to clearly spell out the foreign policy because of which the borders of the country are not fully secure. After two years, they have now thought about securing the borders”.
On Central government’s policies: Mayawati alleged that Modi government was working for rich industrialists and capitalists, not for the poor, Dailts and OBCs. She accused the Congress also for doing the same.
Alliance with BJP: The BSP supremo ruled out any probable alliance with the BJP to form the government at the state if elected. “I trust that the Muslim community will not be misled by this propaganda,” she said.
On black money: The former CM of UP said, that she is yet to see every family to receive at least 15-20 lakhs. “I do not think any of us have got that. Forget about bringing black money from foreign banks, the domestic black money itself is unaccounted for”.