March 7th, 2012
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Congress & BJP’s communal politics led to SP’s victory:Mayawati

mayawatiLucknow: “The new government will take the state backward,” said BSP chief Mayawati in her first press meet after her defeat in the UP assembly elections. “The Uttar Pradesh was in bad shape when I took over as the CM of the state. People of UP will get to see the results of our policy in power sector by 2014,” she said.

According to Mayawati fearing the return of the BJP, Muslims voted for the Samajwadi party. The Muslim quota issue raised by BJP led to insecurity amongst the Muslim community and that led to the benefit of SP,” she added. She blamed not only the Congress but also the Bharatiya Janata Party of playing a dirty game of Muslim quota communal politics, helping the SP reap70 per cent of Muslim votes.

“Congress for its selfish interests played the communal card by offering backward Muslims a sub-quota.  BJP opposed this, but to protect upper caste voters.  They also tried to win over Other Backward Castes (OBCs).The Muslims then panicked about the BJP returning to power. They found the Congress weak.  The reservation issue worked against the Congress.So the Muslims rejected us along with the Congress and almost 70% of them picked the Samajwadi Party,” she said in her explanation of her dismal defeat.

“My government had to work very hard to improve the situation in UP when I came to power in 2007. I am sure that very soon the people of UP will be fed up of misrule by SP and miss the good governance of my government. BSP will try to take out people from the Hindu-Muslim mentality so that next time BSP does not have to suffer.”

“At every level I have done historic work. I am sad that the government that is now taking over will put all my development projects on hold and put the state back decades. The Muslim quota issue raised by BJP led to insecurity amongst the Muslim community and that led to the benefit of SP,” she added.

Meanwhile, The BSP supremo thanked the Dalits of the state, saying it the because of the their vote that the party got 80 seats. “The Dalit vote in UP remained with BSP. I thank the people from Dalit community for supporting us. Had the Dalits not voted for us, we would have not got the results we have now.” “We will now work on freeing voters from all sections from this   Hindu-Muslim agenda,”  she added.

 

 

 

 



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