Lucknow: Minutes after the state Assembly passed the UP division bill with a voice vote on Monday, Chief Minister Mayawati said that her government has done its duty and now it is the turn of the Centre.
Mayawati slammed the Opposition for terming her government as being in a minority in view of the alleged dissidence in a section of the Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs over denial of party ticket.
“It is a political conspiracy against our government. I want to ask the opposition that if, after delimitation, some of our MLAs are not fighting elections due to changed equations, so does that mean that they are not the representatives of the party?” she said while addressing a press conference.
Referring to the resignation of some ministers and MLAs after they were held guilty by the Lokayukta, Mayawati said that they were removed so that nobody could accuse her government of inaction or shielding the guilty.
Pointing finger at the Congress, she said that many MPs and MLAs of the party in Andhra Pradesh had revolted against the party but still their government was not taken as ‘no confidence’, but they are targeting the BSP government in Uttar Pradesh.
The Chief Minister claimed that her government has more than majority MLAs.
Mayawati also stressed that her move to divide UP into four parts is not a political gimmick. “Our party’s government had in 2007 written a letter to the Centre over the issue and when the Centre didn’t act on it then we were forced to take this step (Bill in the Assembly),” she said.
On a question whether she would dissolve the House, she retorted back sharply: “Why should I dissolve the House? We have absolute majority.”