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UP polls: Mayawati counters SP’s free laptops, smartphones schemes with her ‘cash offer’

Taking a dig at the Samajwadi Party's (SP) free laptops and smartphones schemes, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said that ‘if her party gets an overwhelming majority in the upcoming polls, she will distribute cash

India TV Politics Desk India TV Politics Desk Agra Updated on: February 07, 2017 9:19 IST
File pic of BSP supremo Mayawati
File pic of BSP supremo Mayawati

Taking a dig at the Samajwadi Party's (SP) free laptops and smartphones schemes, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said that ‘if her party gets an overwhelming majority in the upcoming polls, she will distribute cash to the people in the state’.

Addressing an election rally at Kothi Meena Bazar ground here, the BSP leader called CM Akhilesh Yadav a ‘tainted leader’ and accused him of “not doing anything for the poor, weaker sections and farmers of the state”.

She also attacked the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance, saying ‘Muslim voters should not get swayed by the alliance and waste their precious votes by supporting it’.

"The Central government has failed to work on the recommendations of the Sachchar Committee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to bring black money from abroad, but no action has been taken yet," she said. 

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of interfering with the personal law of Muslims and end reservations for backward communities in jobs, she said, “The Narendra Modi government wants to interfere with the personal law of Muslims, and end reservations in jobs.”

She further claimed that demonetisation has affected everyone. 

“Do not let BJP win the UP polls, otherwise they will do more things like demonetisation,” she said.

“Do not let BJP get stronger otherwise they will be out of control and will take more anti-public actions like demonetisation. Only businessmen were benefitted with demonetisation,” the BSP supremo added.

She also promised to constitute a commission for businessmen to look into their problems, announced to launch a special scheme for Agra's leather shoe industry and waive loans up to Rs 1 lakh for farmers if voted to power.

 

The seven-phase assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to be held between February 11 and March 8. The results will be out on March 11.