Bijnor: In an attempt to appease Muslims, BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday claimed that her party has fielded maximum candidates belonging to the community, and the promise of reservation by Congress and SP was nothing but "canard" meant to grab votes.

Congress and SP are trying to fool Muslims on the pretext of providing reservation, this is a ploy of these parties to grab votes in the ongoing election in the state, Chief Minister Mayawati said.

The BSP chief was addressing a public rally here at parade ground.

Hitting at the Congress, the BSP leader alleged that the party had "destroyed" UP for years and now its young leader (Rahul Gandhi) was terming people of the state, who go out to earn live-hood, as beggars.

Rahul, while kicking off Congress' UP election campaign in Phulpur on November 14 had said, "People of UP are appreciated for their hard work wherever they go in search of job...How long will you beg in Maharashtra (for work)? How long will you work as labourer in Punjab?"

The comment has sparked a controversy.

She said, "In order to improve the image of my government I sacked several ministers from Cabinet even before charges on them were proved in any court of law."

BSP supremo Mayawati has sacked over 20 ministers on charges of involvement in corruption and criminal activities.     

Attacking Opposition Samajwadi Party, Mayawati said the state will see reign of "mafias" if it comes to power.

"If the Samajwadi Party comes to power, then the state will once again see the rule of mafias," she alleged.

"It will be difficult for women to venture out of their homes alone," she claimed.

Targeting the Congress, Mayawati alleged if the party, "hungry" to form a government in UP for last 22 years, comes to power then "small business will cease to exist as they will be given to foreign companies as per the FDI policy, and the poor and unemployed will be forced to migrate to other states."

Mayawati also said that communal forces will be strengthened if BJP forms the next government.