Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday rubbished Rahul Gandhi’s claim that she had turned down an alliance offer from the Congress during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, asking her to get her own house instead of worrying about other parties. Was. Gandhi said on Saturday that the Congress offered the chief minister’s post to the BSP leader to contest the assembly elections together, but he did not respond.
Hitting back at the Gandhi scion, Mayawati said that all the allegations leveled by her are false and it reflects the “casteist mindset” and feeling of malice of her party. “Yesterday the former president of Congress made some remarks about our party and its chief in particular, which clearly shows the casteist mindset and the feeling of animosity towards Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). It also shows similar sentiments towards the deprived sections. of the society, especially of the Dalits,” she told reporters here.
“Rahul Gandhi should introspect before leveling any allegation on the BSP,” he said. “The former Congress president is unable to manage his scattered house but is pointing fingers at the working style of BSP. This clearly shows the tremendous anger and hatred towards the BSP. Instead of worrying about other parties, Rahul Gandhi should think about his own party. This is my advice.”
The BSP supremo also accused the Congress of failing to take any concrete steps during his long tenure to improve the social and economic conditions of Dalits and other deprived sections of the society. He also alleged that the community was not given the full benefit of various other facilities including reservation.
He also alleged that it was because of this attitude of the Congress that Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, who was the then Law Minister in the Congress government, had resigned. The BSP leader also questioned the Congress’ claims of preventing the BJP from coming to power. He said, “The Congress had fought the last (2017) UP assembly elections along with the Samajwadi Party. Despite this, she could not stop the BJP from coming to power. Congress should answer this.”