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Mayawati Lashes Out At Congress, Says It Is Misleading People

Bareilly/Badaun, Feb 27: Sharpening her attack on the Congress, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today alleged its leaders had stashed black money in foreign banks, were embroiled in scams and were misleading people to retain

PTI [ Updated: February 27, 2012 19:55 IST ]
mayawati lashes out at congress says it is misleading people
mayawati lashes out at congress says it is misleading people

Bareilly/Badaun, Feb 27: Sharpening her attack on the Congress, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today alleged its leaders had stashed black money in foreign banks, were embroiled in scams and were misleading people to retain their party's shrinking base in the state.


Addressing election rallies here, the BSP chief also accused the Congress of indulging in gimmicks on the Batla House encounter issue.

Alleging the Congress was maligning the BSP by levelling false allegations, she said it did not take her proposal on division of UP seriously.

During the party's 60-year rule, the Congress leaders deposited black money in foreign banks and were embroiled in scams, Mayawati alleged.

They were also misleading the people in a bid to retain their party's shrinking base in the state, the BSP leader said.

The Chief Minister accused several political parties of making false promises in their poll manifestos.

On the other hand, “the BSP believes in delivering rather than making promises”, she said.

“Goons and mafia elements will rule the state if the SP comes to power in UP. Communal forces will become the driving force if the BJP forms a government in the state,” Mayawati said.

“Youths will be forced to migrate to other states in the event of the Congress forming a government in the state,” she said.

Targeting the BJP, Mayawati said it did not take any step during the NDA rule at the Centre to bring back the black money.

On reservation, Mayawati alleged the opposition parties were befooling the people in the name of quota.

The BSP favoured quotas for the poor and the economically backward, she said.

On the EC's decision to drape statues of her and the elephant, the BSP's poll symbol, in the state, Mayawati said this had boosted the morale of cadres instead of demolishing it.

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