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I got the invitation but boycotted the oath-taking ceremony: Mayawati

BJP wants to contest 2019 polls by polarising voters, the BSP chief says

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

BSP chief Mayawati
BSP chief Mayawati

In the backdrop of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP taking oath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, (BSP) chief on Sunday alleged that the saffron party wanted to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls not on its development plank, but by "polarising voters".

"wants to contest the 2019 polls not on the issue of development, but by polarising the voters. That is why they have made an RSS man the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh," she told reporters here.

"I got the invitation but boycotted the oath-taking ceremony as the has betrayed the backward castes and Brahmins by making him (Adityanath) the chief minister following the RSS agenda," she added. 

"As the has not honoured any of its promises made in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, it will be banking on its polarisation agenda in 2019," she claimed.

Regarding Uttar Pradesh chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, an OBC, not becoming the chief minister, said, "His (Maurya's) name was put forward to garner OBC support. Had he not been made deputy chief minister, he would have got a heart attack. He has been betrayed and so have been the Brahmins, whose votes were taken by the

"I have been a chief minister. I know that deputy chief ministers have no role to play. It would have been better if they (Maurya and Dinesh Sharma) were made cabinet ministers with some departments."

The chief also alleged that when Kalyan Singh of the BJP, also an OBC, was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the saffron party had "conspired", so that he could not continue at the top post for long.

Describing the as an "anti-OBC" party, she alleged that it had "let the VP Singh government at the Centre fall" on the issue of reservation.

"This state government has not been formed by honest practices. Besides tampering with the EVMs, it (BJP) has betrayed the OBCs and Brahmins," said.

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I got the invitation but boycotted the oath-taking ceremony: Mayawati

BJP wants to contest 2019 polls by polarising voters, the BSP chief says

BJP wants to contest 2019 polls by polarising voters, the BSP chief says
In the backdrop of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP taking oath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, (BSP) chief on Sunday alleged that the saffron party wanted to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls not on its development plank, but by "polarising voters".

"wants to contest the 2019 polls not on the issue of development, but by polarising the voters. That is why they have made an RSS man the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh," she told reporters here.

"I got the invitation but boycotted the oath-taking ceremony as the has betrayed the backward castes and Brahmins by making him (Adityanath) the chief minister following the RSS agenda," she added. 

"As the has not honoured any of its promises made in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, it will be banking on its polarisation agenda in 2019," she claimed.

Regarding Uttar Pradesh chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, an OBC, not becoming the chief minister, said, "His (Maurya's) name was put forward to garner OBC support. Had he not been made deputy chief minister, he would have got a heart attack. He has been betrayed and so have been the Brahmins, whose votes were taken by the

"I have been a chief minister. I know that deputy chief ministers have no role to play. It would have been better if they (Maurya and Dinesh Sharma) were made cabinet ministers with some departments."

The chief also alleged that when Kalyan Singh of the BJP, also an OBC, was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the saffron party had "conspired", so that he could not continue at the top post for long.

Describing the as an "anti-OBC" party, she alleged that it had "let the VP Singh government at the Centre fall" on the issue of reservation.

"This state government has not been formed by honest practices. Besides tampering with the EVMs, it (BJP) has betrayed the OBCs and Brahmins," said.
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I got the invitation but boycotted the oath-taking ceremony: Mayawati

BJP wants to contest 2019 polls by polarising voters, the BSP chief says

In the backdrop of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP taking oath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, (BSP) chief on Sunday alleged that the saffron party wanted to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls not on its development plank, but by "polarising voters".

"wants to contest the 2019 polls not on the issue of development, but by polarising the voters. That is why they have made an RSS man the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh," she told reporters here.

"I got the invitation but boycotted the oath-taking ceremony as the has betrayed the backward castes and Brahmins by making him (Adityanath) the chief minister following the RSS agenda," she added. 

"As the has not honoured any of its promises made in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, it will be banking on its polarisation agenda in 2019," she claimed.

Regarding Uttar Pradesh chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, an OBC, not becoming the chief minister, said, "His (Maurya's) name was put forward to garner OBC support. Had he not been made deputy chief minister, he would have got a heart attack. He has been betrayed and so have been the Brahmins, whose votes were taken by the

"I have been a chief minister. I know that deputy chief ministers have no role to play. It would have been better if they (Maurya and Dinesh Sharma) were made cabinet ministers with some departments."

The chief also alleged that when Kalyan Singh of the BJP, also an OBC, was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the saffron party had "conspired", so that he could not continue at the top post for long.

Describing the as an "anti-OBC" party, she alleged that it had "let the VP Singh government at the Centre fall" on the issue of reservation.

"This state government has not been formed by honest practices. Besides tampering with the EVMs, it (BJP) has betrayed the OBCs and Brahmins," said.

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