Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati, whose BSP drew a blank in Bihar Assembly polls this
time, today said the NDA`s return to power in the state was
not due to development but owing to the faulty strategy of
"The BJP-JD(U)`s return to power in Bihar was not due to
development but due to the faulty strategy of Lalu Prasad
Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan," the BSP supremo told reporters
here on Monday.
Speaking at length about her achievements in Uttar
Pradesh after coming to power in 2007, Mayawati claimed not
much progress had taken place in Bihar under Nitish Kumar and
said relating his victory with development was not fair.
"It is not fair to say that the BJP-JD(U) alliance got
vote on the basis of issues and not castes and other factors",
Finding faults with the RJD-LJP poll strategy in Bihar
she said Lalu and Paswan should not have announced candidature
of Chief Minister and Deputy CM and promoted nepotism.
Mayawati said the 15-year misrule of Lalu was also a
factor that created a wave in favour of Nitish, which also
affected BSP adversly at the hustings.
BSP, which had bagged four seats in the last Assembly
polls in Bihar failed to open its account this time.
Mayawati accused the opposition parties of relating a
routine meeting on law and order called by her recently to
Bihar Assembly poll results, terming it as just a propaganda.
"It`s the opposition parties` propaganda to relate law
and order review meeting called by me on November 27 to Bihar
polls. This is not true", she said.
She said the meeting was convened only to discuss law
and order in the state and had nothing to do with the poll
outcome in Bihar.
After the meeting was held on Saturday, opposition
parties, including the BJP and Samajwadi Party, had said the
BSP`s poll debacle in Bihar had prompted her to call it.
Claiming that her government was committed for the
develoment of the state, Mayawati said she would start
surprise inspections of 72 districts to review ground
realities and warned the officials of stern action if any
laxities were found.