Deoband: In the first joint rally of the Samajwadi Party, BSP and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance in Deoband, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati predicted imminent defeat for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, mainly due to their policies, which she claimed were inspired by hatred.
The joint rally is being held at Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur. Uttar Pradesh sends 80 members to the Lok Sabha. The state will go to polls in all seven phases of the upcoming election starting April 11.
Drawing a parallel to the Congress, she said that the Congress was out of power because of its wrong policies and that the BJP would lose the upcoming elections because of the wrong policies it was following.
“BJP will go out of power because of their wrong doings and policies. Chowkidari and jumlebaji will not help them to win votes,” the BSP chief said.
“PM Modi has failed to deliver 1/4 of the promises he had made. Misleading the people and hollow inaugurations will not help the BJP. Thousands of crores spent on publicity by the party could have been used for the welfare of the people,” she said.
“If they were serious, they could have completed projects much before the declaration of general elections in the country. Do not allow them to come to power. They will try every trick to distract you and seek your vote, but you have to be aware. Do not fall in the trap of their manifesto,” she told the huge gathering at the rally.
She also urged the voters to remove Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre.
She signed off by appealing to voters to cast their vote on polling day and not to avoid exercising their right to vote.
Urging the voters to not spoil their votes by voting for candidates who are being fielded as part of a conspiracy, she said, “Congress has fielded candidates who can help the BJP. Don’t allow your vote to be divided. Ensure victory of the alliance’s candidate.”
Congress is contesting the elections on its own in Uttar Pradesh, leading to concerns that the presence of its candidates will lead to a split in votes.
“The Congress is not strong enough to give the BJP a tough fight in the state. Only our alliance can fight the BJP,” she said, adding that her remarks were particularly addressed to the Muslim community. (Input: News Agencies also)