UP voters will end Mayawati 'misrule', says BJP



Pune: BJP on Saturday accused Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) of bailing out Congress- led UPA Government at the Centre whenever their support was needed and said the voters in Uttar Pradesh would end the Mayawati "misrule in the upcoming Assembly elections.

"BSP and SP have always bailed out Congress Government in Delhi whenever it needed their support. UP is "mini-Bharat and the people's anger against Congress on the issues like price rise, black money and FDI in retail is bound to reflect in the Assembly elections there which will witness ouster of Mayawati and rout of Congress", BJP spokesman Shahanwaz Hussain told reporters here.

"Whenever the Assembly elections are announced, Congress remembers Muslims in UP and Mayawati remembers Brahmins. The Muslims are now asking why we have remained poor despite prolonged Congress rule at the Centre."

Hussain lambasted Mayawati for promoting a "personality cult" with installations of statues and alleged that she had proposed four-way division of UP to avoid focus on her five-year-long "misrule" during the Assembly polls.

He said Prime Minster Manmohan Singh owed an explanation to the country as to why he was persisting with FDI in retail despite all round opposition to the move.

In reply to a question, the former Union Minister said his party would never support reservations on the basis of religion.

PTI