UP Elections 2017: BSP chief Mayawati slams RSS reservation comment, terms Yadav family feud a staged drama

21 January 2017, 12:12 PM

BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday slammed Samajwadi party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly staging a drama of family feud to divert attention from scams and violence perpetrated under its regime. Mayawati also criticised RSS and BJP for trying to question reservation to minority communities.

Mayawati, in the past, has criticised Yadav family for continuous tussle while the state administration suffered. She has also been critical of PM Modi-led BJP in the past for doing allegedly partisan politics.

BSP has already declared its list of candidates, with the special focus on representation to Muslim and Dalit communities.  

In the first list of candidates, BJP issued the names of 149 candidates, none of whom belong to the Muslim community. 

Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party has issued the names of 191 candidates, some of which are for the seats currently held by Congress

SP’s move of seat grabbing can threaten the promised grand alliance between Congress and SP, a turn of event, if it happens, can help BSP in upcoming elections. 

Highlights of Mayawati's press address:  

#Muslims should not waste their vote on SP, they must vote for BSP so that BJP can be defeated: BSP Chief Mayawati

#BJP, RSS cannot take away reservation prescribed by BR Ambedkar in Constitution: Mayawati (Read RSS stance on reservation)

#I advise Congress not ally with Samajwadi Party under threat from BJP, rather join hands with small secular parties: Mayawati

#BJP candidate lists reflect gross nepotism: Mayawati

#Demonetisation has broken the backbone of BJP in Uttar Pradesh: BSP chief  

#People are suffering due to bad policies of the Central Govt and misrule of the state Govt:Mayawati

#BJP has never fulfilled any promises: Mayawati

#Minority communities must vote for BSP to put a stop on PM Modi-led BJP's inflated ego: Mayawati

#People must vote BSP to get a protective, peaceful and united party- BSP: Mayawati

#Hurt Shivpal Yadav and his supporters are likely to cause internal damage to SP: Mayawati

#Congress' plight was saved by Nitish in Bihar, but Akhilesh cannot do the same for it in UP: Mayawati

#Congress's condition is so bad in UP that they are not able to find candidates despite doing rath yatras and khaat sabhas:Mayawati

#The plans of alliance between Congress and SP shows the true face of Congress, which is currently running on Oxygen support in UP: BSP chief Mayawati

#Mulayam Singh Yadav has been creating family drama to divert attention from the scams and violence under its regime: Mayawati

#SP's violent regimes facilitated Bulandshahr rape case, Mathura clash, and other horrific incidents: Mayawati

# Will people vote for jungleraj government led by Akhilesh Yadav or clean government of BSP: BSP chief Mayawati

#BJP has no face for UP till date: Mayawati

#BSP chief lashes out at SP, says 22 crore people are angry

First Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:50 AM
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