Lucknow: Hinting at the possibility of a mid-term poll, BSP supremo Mayawati today said that she will decide on the future of maintaining ties with the UPA after a meeting with her party leaders on Wednesday.
Addressing a gathering of over two lakh supporters, Mayawati lashed hard at both Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) for not declaring a holiday today as it marked the sixth death anniversary of her mentor and BSP party founder Kanshi Ram.
The Akhilesh Yadav government cancelled the public holiday on October 9 which the earlier Mayawati government had announced for the death anniversary of Kanshi Ram.
She slammed the Akhilesh government for the rise of crimes increasing the state and termed Uttar Pradesh turning out to be a ‘Crime Pradesh’.
The former UP CM said if the Samajwadi Party does not have any proof of corruption against her party leaders then they should not resort to political revenge, or else the repercussions for them would be bad.
Reiterating her stance on accusing the SP to be anti-Dalit, she said that Dalits in the state are suffering the most, so are the Dalit officials facing harassment in the government.
Continuing her attack, she said Muslims were promised reservations by the Samajwadi Party. However, SP has not taken any steps to fulfill their promises.
“Akhilesh Yadav is a bigger "announcement CM” than his father,” she taunted.
The BSP chief held both the Congress and BJP responsible for the downfall of her party in UP as she feels they worked with the Samajwadi Party to split her vote bank.
Mayawati said her party leaders will meet tomorrow and discuss whether they should continue to back the UPA government or not.
She targeted the hike in diesel prices and the cap on LPG but said if FDI benefits the people only then BSP will support it.
“We don't support FDI in retail in the current situation, but if it helps farmers and people we will reconsider our decision,” Mayawati said.
Maya criticised the Centre as it has not yet passed the Jan Lokpal Bill and has not undertaken any steps0 to bring back black money.