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Mayawati takes to Twitter to break up with Akhilesh, says BSP will fight all elections alone

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 June 2019, 12:15 PM
"Therefore, in the interest of the party and the movement, now BSP will contest all future elections, big and small, on its own," she said.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday took to Twitter announcing her break up with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party. In a series of tweets, Mayawati announced that the BSP would fight all elections on its own. In one of her tweet she wrote, "it is known that all our old grievances with the SP were kept aside, along with the anti-Dalit and anti-BSP decisions taken by the SP government between 2012-17, works carried out that were against reservation in promotion and deteriorating law and order situation - were all kept aside and an alliance was formed in public interest which was honoured completely."

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"Therefore, in the interest of the party and the movement, now BSP will contest all future elections, big and small, on its own," she said.

Earlier, Mayawati attacked Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and  Akhilesh Yadav during the party’s national convention at its headquarters in Lucknow, according to reports. Accusing Mulayam of “working hand in glove with the BJP”, Mayawati said that the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister conspired with the saffron party to frame her in the Taj corridor case.

The case pertains to alleged corruption in the Rs17-crore corridor project, launched by Mayawati in 2012 when she was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, for the beautification of areas near the Taj Mahal. The Supreme Court had ordered the CBI to probe the alleged Taj Heritage Corridor scam.

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The latest attack against the Yadavs by Mayawati is likely to further dent the hopes of future alliance between the SP and the BSP. The two parties had fought the Lok Sabha elections 2019 together but failed miserably. Following the Lok Sabha poll debacle, Mayawati called off the alliance and decided to fight the upcoming byelections in the state alone.

First Published: Monday, June 24, 2019 11:48 AM
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