Lucknow: Taking a swipe at the Samajwadi Party, BSP czarina Mayawati called spade a spade that the hooliganism will again prevail in Uttar Pradesh if SP is voted to power. She also gave dressing down to the Congress and heaped encomiums on the ruling dispensation in the state for development works.

Addressing a public meeting in Faizabad and Ambedkanagar she said, “After coming to power in 2007, the BSP government first established law and order situation in the state, ensuring a fearless environment for people. In the regime of BSP, maximum corruption cases have been investigated, while the Congress has always shielded the corrupt and tainted people.”

Dubbing the Congress as “the government of scams and scandals”, she cautioned people to distance away from such party. “A party which c ould not eradicate poverty in 40-long years, how could it do any good in a period of five years,” she quipped.

She pulled up the Central government for not approving the state’s demand of giving the package of Rs 80, 000 crore for development. 

Mayawati reprimanded the Election Commission for covering the statues of Kashiram, herself and elephants, party symbol.

Claiming to bring homogeneity in terms of development, she justified her decision of dividing Uttar Pradesh into four parts. Assuring education and employment to Dalits, backwards classes she said, “By pressing for an additional reservation for Muslims within the OBC quota in spite of a separate reservation to the Muslims, the Congress has triggered disharmony amongst communities.”

JPN/Bureau