'BJP, SP Playing Divisive Politics'

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday attacked the BJP and SP, accusing them of pursuing divisive politics for electoral gains ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Published: 05th March 2014 09:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2014 09:24 AM   |  A+A-

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday attacked the BJP and SP, accusing them of pursuing divisive politics for electoral gains ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

“In his rally in Allahabad on Sunday, Mulayam Singh Yadav trained guns on Narendra Modi on the issue of the post-Godhra riots. We agree that the issue should be raised. But it was in the same Allahabad, in SP’s previous regime, that a communal flare-up took place and girls were sexually assaulted. Yadav made no mention of it,” she told a press conference here.

“But I am sure Muslims will see through the game. In fact they (the BJP and SP) are in the same boat,” she added.

She went on to lambast Modi and said:“In Gujarat there was no Lokayukta for the past 10 years. Is this not corruption? In Lucknow, Modi accused the BSP of being corrupt. I think he should use the same words for Yeddyurappa who was the BJP’s CM in Karnataka.”

“Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla, while joining the Congress accused Modi of failing to follow ‘pati dharma’ and ‘raj dharma’. How can such a person follow rashtra dharma? These are her words. She knows better as she was in the BJP,” she added.

Mayawati ruled out any chance of a tie up with the Congress and BJP after the elections. “We extended outside support to the UPA to keep communal forces at bay. We, in fact, do not agree with the policies of the Congress-led alliance at the Centre,” she said.

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