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Samajwadi Party favouring a tie-up proves it's in bad shape in UP: Mayawati

Mayawati Said Akhilesh's Statement On Ticket Distribution In SP Also Indicated That The Ongoing Tussle In His Party Is Far From Over And Muslims Should Not Waste Their Votes On SP.

PTI | Updated on: 13 Dec 2016, 09:25:01 PM
A file photo of BSP chief Mayawati.


Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav favouring an alliance for the coming assembly elections, BSP chief Mayawati said on Tuesday it proves that ruling Samajwadi Party is in a very bad shape in the state.

"SP had transferred its vote in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls to BJP after which it's (SP's) condition has been very bad and this is the reason as to why the chief minister has been repeatedly talking about an alliance," a BSP release quoting Mayawati said.

"It needs to be pondered seriously as to why the chief minister who fought the 2012 Assembly polls alone feels the need for an alliance in the coming elections," she said.

Mayawati said Akhilesh's statement on ticket distribution in SP also indicated that the ongoing tussle in his party is far from over and Muslims should not waste their votes on SP.

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Akhilesh has said, "Tickets are changed till last moment. We will only field those who can win elections. I will give my suggestions and advice on assembly tickets to the party president."

Vote to SP would eventually help BJP which has forced hardships on the people through its "immature decision" on demonetisation, Mayawati said.

The BSP president reminded the SP leadership that though her party failed to win a single seat in the last Lok Sabha polls, it emerged as the third biggest party after BJP and Congress on the basis of votes percentage.

Continuing her attack on the Centre over demonetisation, Mayawati asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers to themselves go among the people to see their plight. "They need to review their decision or else people will punish them for this action of theirs when the time comes," she warned.

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First Published : 13 Dec 2016, 09:08:00 PM

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