Noida: BJP on Thursday said that SP supremo Mulayam
Singh Yadav`s flip flop over supporting Congress in post-poll
Uttar Pradesh showed he has accepted defeat even before the
results are out.
"The Mulayam Singh Yadav`s statement of alliance with
Congress shows that Samajwadi Party supremo has accepted the
defeat before the elections," BJP general secretary and chief
spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad today said.
Prasad was addressing a press conference in here.
Mulayam had yesterday ruled out giving support to
Congress in government formation in UP, hours after he spoke
about this possibility if there were signs of BJP coming to
"While SP and BSP are supporting Congress at the Centre
they are fighting against each other in Uttar Pradesh. This is
an eyewash," Prasad said in his address.
After elections they will come together, he claimed.
Attacking Congress, Prasad said, "Will the Congress rule
UP in the same manner they have been ruling the country for
past seven years."
"I ask Rahul Gandhi where was the promise of checking
rising prices and corruption in 100 days," he asked.
Prasad also criticised the Congress general secretary for
tearing manifesto of a political party.
"Publicly tearing manifesto of any political party by a
leader of Rahul Gandhi`s stature needs to be condemned," said
Accusing BSP and SP of making "only promises", Rahul
yesterday tore a piece of paper, at an election meeting to
drive home the point that "mere lists" of assurances were of
no use. Many media reports said that the paper resembled to
manifesto of some party.
Citing `SAVE Children NGO` report Prasad said,"29 per
cent population in the UP was unable to feed the family
members due to rising prices. Maximum number of handicaps,
blinds and under nutritions were in the Uttar Pradesh. This
points to poor management policies."
On Muslim reservation Prasad said, "BJP condemns the
divisive policies of Congress, SP and BSP. Can appeasement of
Muslims at the cost of Dalits and others is justified. We
treat all castes equally."
Speaking about the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida
Prasad said,"The twin cities have witnessed phenomenal
development and are one of the best developed cities of India.
But corruption and rising crime have prevented investors from
During the BSP government industrial growth was zero as
majority of units have been shut down or shifted to other
states, he said.
The twin cities have become epitome of corruption where
innocent farmers were cheated to favour the private builders,
Prasad claimed while pointing towards the recent land
acquisition row in the area.
"UP needs good and transparent governance which only BJP
can provide," he claimed.
Talking about the high turnout in the UP Assembly
elections, Prasad said, "The high percentage of polling in the
last three phases of polling indicates that UP voters want a
change and we hope these votes are in our favour."
Prasad denied the media report that BJP leaders
highlighted the farmers land acquisition issue at public
platform, but did not raise it properly in the assembly.
Prasad also said that the BJP government will initiate an
inquiry into the large scale corruption charges against the
BSP supremo and UP Chief Minister Mayawati if it comes to
When asked about his opinion on the `right to recall` of
elected representatives, Prasad said, "The matter is under
consideration by Election Commission. It needs to be debated
in detail keeping in view the instability it may cause."