Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday said her party would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on its own.
"Regarding the Lok Sabha elections I will like to clarify that my party will not contest in an alliance with any other party in the country. Our party will contest on its own with full preparations," Mayawati told reporters in Lucknow.
"With this the reports that our party can have outside or internal alliance with the Congress or BJP are all rumours. These are being spread as a part of planned conspiracy to mislead our people and damage the BSP," she alleged. Mayawati claimed that her party would perform very well in the elections and play an important role in the mission of social change.
She said the way BJP leaders L K Advani, Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh were trying to outdo each other would only work in favour of the BSP. "The way the trio of Advani, Modi and Rajnath were trying to outdo each other, would also help the BSP in achieving its target to a great extent," she said. The BSP supremo claimed that in upcoming Lok Sabha elections her party would be number one in Uttar Pradesh. "I have full faith in the people of the state and all the workers of the party," she said. She said that before the Lok Sabha polls the BSP was contesting assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh independently.
Mayawati said she would visit the four states soon, but the dates would be announced later. She alleged the Samajwadi Party government in the state has failed to maintain law and order and was triggering riots in connivance with the BJP. "As the time of Lok Sabha elections come nearer, the SP and BJP, in a bid to give political advantage to each other as a part of tacit understanding, will vitiate atmosphere by spreading communal poison," she alleged.
In such a situation, Mayawati asked the governor to impose President's rule in the state.
Terming as "dramatics" the yatras organised by the SP to include 17 backward castes into Scheduled Caste, the BSP supremo said like the VHP the party should apologise to the Other Backward Class community for issuing a government order in its previous regime, which deprived them of reservation facility. She said that before the Lok Sabha elections an attempt was being made to create an atmosphere in the country that there was no parties other than the Congress or BJP, which was not right. She said that in reality both the parties were not the main choice of the people as they have tested them and felt disappointed.
"The BJP people are making tall announcements of resolving big problems before the country in their rallies by assembling crowd of ticket goers. Why didn't they did so when the party was in power for six years," Mayawati said while taking a dig at the saffron brigade. She claimed the people in UP were feeling harassed by increasing crime and riots. She said that until and unless peace is not restored trade and industry could not flourish and UP would continue to remain a backward state.
The BSP supremo said that by distributing laptops and unemployment allowance to some would not ensure the welfare of the society.