Congress is hopeful of dethroning the BJP, riding on a possible tide of anti-incumbency in the state. But BSP not allying with it could impact the outcome
However, Mayawati did not specify the number of seats Congress had offered BSP for the Madhya Pradesh polls
The party, which promised to bring back black money and ensure "acche din" for people stands exposed, she said, adding that due to this "resentment" is brewing among the people.
Addressing a rally in Akaltara constituency, Mayawati alleged that both BJP and Congress had worked towards making reservation "ineffective" and were trying to gradually "abolish" it
“All those in the BJP, the RSS and company need to apologise, especially to the people of the Bahujan Samaj, for terming the statues installed by the then BSP government to honour icons like Baba Saheb Ambedkar and others as wasteful expenditure," she said in a statement.
With the addition of Congress rebel Ajit Jogi’s JCC and Mayawati’s BSP alliance, both catering to the vital SC/ST voter base in the state, things might get complicated
Cases like those involving Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi and the Rafale deal are blots on the BJP-led government's rule and they have not been probed properly, she said.
The Congress is discussing an alliance with Ambedkar's BBM ‘at the state and highest level’. Ambedkar has reportedly demanded 12 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Her comments assume significance as she had last week called off talks with the Congress to fight the upcoming assembly polls in three states together as it did not agree to part with as many seats for the BSP as she demanded.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati announced early this week that her party will not forge an alliance with the Congress "at any cost" for the upcoming assembly polls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, dealing a blow to opposition's efforts to stitch a united front against the ruling BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Mayawati's apparent fallout with the Congress could come down heavily on the Grand Old Party vis-a-vis the caste conundrum brewing in the state, especially after the Centre brought a legislation to overturn the Supreme Court order which "diluted" the SC/ST Act.
On October 3, Mayawati lashed out at the Congress and said her party will fight the upcoming assembly polls alone
BSP supremo Mayawati said Congress had a 'misunderstanding' that it can defeat BJP alone
In its order, the five-judge constitution bench said states do not need to collect quantifiable data on the backwardness of Dalits and tribals for giving them quota in job promotions.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest 35 seats and the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh 55 in the 90-member Assembly.
Recalling the more than two-decade-old infamous 1995 Guest House incident, UP BJP's media co-ordinator Rakesh Tripathi said it was BJP MLA Brahm Dutt Dwivedi who came to Mayawati's rescue.
Mayawati was speaking after she moved into her new residence vacating her sprawling bungalow on Supreme Court orders.
In a statement issued here, she said the Bharatiya Janata Party is supporting such agitations to divert people's attention from "burning" issues such as fuel price hike.
The BJP government's recent decision to appoint Lok Kalyan Mitras at the block level in the state for dissemination of information and feedbacks on various government schemes and programmes is a blatant waste.
The BSP supremo gave credit for the passage of the bill to the pressure built by the SC/ST communities, including her party men who participated in the April 2 Bharat Bandh.
The BSP in a press release only referred to his remarks dubbing the prime minister as "Gabbar Singh" as the reason behind his removal.
Earlier, accusing the Congress and other parties of shedding "crocodile tears" for farmers, the Prime Minister had asked why developmental and irrigation projects across the country were neglected during their rule.
Modi laid the foundation stone for the Rs 23,000 crore Purvanchal Expressway at Azamgarh and described the occasion as the beginning of a new chapter in the development of Uttar Pradesh, particularly its eastern part.
Mayawati said that it was her government which had created a new district in honor of Kabir and proposed the idea of dividing the state into four parts to ensure overall development.
Mayawati said the saffron party had lost all moral rights to speak about the welfare of these sections after their continued harassment.