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NDA government harassing me: Mayawati
September 14, 2003 20:51 IST
Charging the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre with 'adopting various tactics to harass her' Bahujan Samaj Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Sunday said she would prefer to go to jail rather than compromise with her party's principles.
Launching the BSP's poll campaign for the year-end Rajasthan assembly election at a big rally in Jaipur, Mayawati alleged that the BJP forced her to resign after failing to colour her into its own 'ideological paint and to shatter her self-respect'.
"Now the BJP headed NDA government is adopting different hathkandas (tactics) to harass me. But I am not afraid. I am ready to go to jail instead of compromising my party's principles," she said.
Mayawati charged that a certain group in the BJP got Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav into power in Uttar Pradesh where every good thing done by her government was being reversed.
Uttar Pradesh is now in the grip of a goonda raj or a jungle raj as Yadav had started 'showing his true colours' by withdrawing cases against criminals like Raja Bhaiyya, she charged.
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