BSP, SP damaged political fabric of UP: Uma

Instead of issue based politics, Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party have sown seeds of caste politics in UP, BJP leader Uma Bharti alleged.

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2012, 20:51 PM IST

Lakhimpur: Instead of issue based politics, Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party have sown seeds of caste politics in Uttar Pradesh, BJP leader Uma Bharti on Thursday alleged.
The firebrand leader blamed BSP and SP of "damaging" the
political culture of UP with the help of Congress.

"Instead of issue based politics, it is the politics of
caste and religion which is being practised in UP by SP and
BSP," Bharti said while addressing an election meeting on the
last day of campaigning here.

BJP with the help of people of UP would bring the
politics back on tracks, Bharti said.

"BSP and SP have sown the seeds of caste politics in UP,"
Bharati said.

Bharti said that people of the state do not want the
corrupt government of BSP nor want an alternative to it in the
form of `goonda raj` of SP.

SP`s caste politics has encouraged criminalisation during
the past decade while BSP`s caste politics has led to
corruption, alleged Bharti.

She also alleged that the Congress was practicising
appeasement politics in favour of a particular community.

They (BSP and SP) are out to harm the interests of Dalits
and backwards and BJP would not allow it at any cost and fight
against it from roads to the Parliament.

PTI