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BJP Trying to Get President's Rule Imposed in Bihar: Mayawati

Published: 13th February 2015 04:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2015 04:16 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

LUCKNOW: BSP supremo Mayawati today charged the BJP with trying to get President's rule imposed in Bihar for electoral gains in the next state assembly polls. 

"BJP is plotting to grab power, if not directly then through President's rule to gain electoral benefits in the assembly elections," Mayawati told newspersons here.         

Assembly elections in Bihar are due later this year.    

Terming as unprecedented BJP's defeat in the just-concluded Delhi Assembly election, she said it proved that people of the country do not like mere promises and tall claims.          

"Instead of taking a lesson from its dismal show in Delhi, BJP is continuing with its old ways and has also engineered defection in Jharkhand.          

"The party which came to power at the Centre, polling a mere 31 per cent vote is now out to project itself as the party of masses by wrongly magnifying its membership drive ... it is in the race to have governments in as many states as possible but this is not going to benefit them...," she said.   

Mayawati said BJP's defeat in Delhi is because of the party's failure to fulfil its poll promises and inclination towards capitalists.     

BJP has been defeated in its stronghold Delhi for following anti-people policies, working on communal agenda and having big ego, she said, adding this defeat has also made it face humiliation not just in the country but also in the United States.     

"The country's image of religious freedom has suffered a jolt and now this has become an international issue on which the US President and a newspaper of that country have also made a negative comment," she charged.    

On BSP's bad showing in the Delhi polls, she said people outrightly rejected BJP and Narendra Modi and voted en bloc to teach BJP a lesson. That is why her party candidates lost, she said.          

Stressing that the result of Delhi polls is a good sign for Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati said the SP government here has been working in a similar manner as BJP, making tall claims and misleading people through advertisements and announcements.            

If the Modi government had will power it could have checked the 'jungle raj' in UP by taking legal action, she said, adding that the central government was also to be blamed for the bad shape of affairs here.            

To a question on the impact of AAP's victory in Uttar Pradesh, she said it has tested its popularity in the state in Lok Sabha elections.

AAP did not win a single seat in the state and even its leader Arvind Kejriwal lost to Modi in Varanasi. UP has 80 Lok Sabha seats.         Mayawati said AAP made big promises to the people of Delhi like BJP and like the saffron party its (AAP's) future will also be the same, she said.           

Asked about BSP losing the national party status after the Delhi polls, she said it will be known only when the Chief Election Commissioner brings it to our notice.         

On UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's call to IAS officers to assist in the development works, she said it was not possible under the present government which effects their bulk transfers frequently.  

She said corruption cannot be controlled in the state where a senior minister asks officials to pass on a part of the commission to him.   

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