Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati is addressing a press conference in Lucknow on the second consecutive day on Tuesday. On Monday, BSP supremo had attacked BJP, Congress and SP for colluding against public interest in the run up to assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, due in 2017.
Commenting on possibility of a tie-up between Samajwadi Party and Congress before Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said an alliance would be struck only if it benefits BJP.
“SP and Congress alliance in UP will come into being only if BJP gives its approval and if it (BJP) feels it will gain from it...the green signal will be given by BJP after evaluating its gains and losses from such an alliance,” she told newspersons in Lucknow on Monday.
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Here are the highlights from her press conference in Lucknow:
#I thank BJP for helping us win through false smear campaigns and policies like demonetisation: Mayawati
#BJP's attempt to tarnish my name only result in poll benefits to BSP: Mayawati
#BJP has tried to malign my and my families name before, but that will not deter BSP to regain power in UP in next elections: Mayawati
#BJP responsible for any sanction or corruption in Taj corridor project, not me: Mayawati
#Taj corridor always wrongfully gets dragged into political controversy: Mayawati
#BJP must give account of money deposited by its party 10 months before and since Nov 8: Mayawati
#BJP cannot see a Dalit daughter control the master-key to most crucial political state in India: Mayawati
#We have deposited the money collected as party funds honestly in the bank account, no wrongdoings: Mayawati
#Other parties have also deposited their money, an attack only on BSP clearly shows BJP's anti-Dalit stance: Mayawati
#BJP is misusing the state machinery to malign the name of BSP party: BSP Chief Mayawati
#The money deposited in banks was the donations made to BSP till August 31, not black money: Mayawati
#BSP has only deposited money in banks according to proper rules, the black money allegations on BSP are a conspiracy: Mayawati
#Mayawati: Personal attack on my party members is sign that BJP is scared of BSP