The minister made this remark while responding to a question on Mayawati's decision to campaign for Mulayam Singh Yadav in Lok Sabha elections. The SP and BSP are contesting this election together and Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav would support candidates from both the parties.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union minister Uma Bharti on Thursday said she was sure that Samajwadi Party workers would attack BSP chief Mayawati before or after elections. However, the minister offered her help to Mayawati in case of any danger from the SP.
Referring to the infamous Lucknow guest house case, Uma Bharti said: “When she was attacked in a guest house, Brahm Dutt Dwivedi (BJP MLA) was there. Now he is not there, but I am. People from the Samajwadi Party would certainly attack her – before or after polls. At that time if anyone would come forward to save her, it would be us. This I know.”
Union Min Uma Bharti on BSP Chief Mayawati, says “Jab Rest House mein un par hamla hua tha tab Brahm Dutt Dwivedi Ji the. Ab woh nahi hain toh main hun ab. Jaise hi unko sankat aaye toh mera mobile no. rakhein aur turant mujhe phone karein. SP ke log un par hamla karenge zaroor” pic.twitter.com/cdUBszv3Le
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The minister made this remark while responding to a question on Mayawati’s decision to campaign for Mulayam Singh Yadav in Lok Sabha elections. The SP and BSP are contesting this election together and Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav would support candidates from both the parties.
The minister reminded the guest house case that happened in 1995 when Mulayam Singh Yadav-headed SP was in power with the support of Mayawati. However, reports emerged that Mayawati was planning to withdraw her support. Following the reports, some SP workers surrounded the state guest house where the SP chief was stying. It was reported that then BJP MLA Brahm Dutt Dwivedi protected Mayawati against possible physical assault by the SP workers.
Ever since Mayawati joined hands with Akhilesh Yadav, the BJP leadership has been reminding the people of what had happened when both the parties had come together in 1993. Earlier in January, Prime Minister Modi while referring to guest house case said: “Political rivals who did not even like to look at each other are now coming together just to oppose the BJP.”
In 2014, the BJP had swept Uttar Pradesh by winning 71 of 80 seats with 42.30 per cent vote share. The SP got just five seats but secured 22.20 per cent vote share. The BSP could not win any seat but its vote share was 19.60 per cent. This time, the grand alliance between SP and BSP is likely to hit the prospect of the BJP in the state.