Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday warned the BJP that its policy of divide and rule would not work with the SP-BSP-RLD alliance.
Addressing a rally in Mirzapur, the BSP President said, "The BJP is worried in this last phase of elections because it knows that it is on its way out. They are trying to weaken our alliance by spreading canards but they will not succeed. This alliance signals a social change and will go a long way."
She said that the final phase of elections will be even better for the alliance. "Bad days will begin for the BJP from May 23 and (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister) Yogi Adityanath will also begin preparing to return to his temple," she stated.
Mayawati said that the promises made by the BJP to the weaker sections of society had not been met and only the rich had benefitted in this government. The farmers were in distress due to stray animals and the BJP governments were busy catering to industrialists.
She also slammed the Congress and said that the party had remained in power for several decades but did not ensure development in the right direction.
"Dr Ambedkar had rightly said that the key to power must be given to the weaker sections in order to ensure that they get the benefit of development and law. If the BJP is in power today, it is because of the faulty policies of the Congress," she said.
Addressing the rally, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said the people had only suffered in the five years of Modi rule and two years of the Yogi Adityanath's rule.
"The BJP could not even accept the challenge of a jawan and got his nomination cancelled. How will the government face the challenge of so many people? The country needs bullet proof jackets for jawans and not bullet trains. Mirzapur is located next to the Prime Minister's constituency Varanasi but the winds of development have not reached here. In fact, the youth have lost job opportunities too," he stated.