BSP will take power in UP: Mayawati

Lucknow, (IANS): The BSP will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh, leaving the BJP and the SP-Congress alliance at the second and third places, BSP chief Mayawati said on Monday.

“They (BJP and SP-Congress alliance) have realised that the BSP will form the government and they have to fight each other for the second and third spot,” she told the media here.

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The former Chief Minister said the Modi government had again increased the prices of cooking gas, knowing well that it was their first and last term in power.

Mayawati also took swipe at Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, saying the ‘guru’ and ‘chela’ had realised that their political career were coming to an end.

“The ‘guru’ and ‘chela’ have even played the communal card as a last resort to win the UP election,” she said, adding Modi was doing roadshows as if he was the undeclared chief ministerial candidate of the BJP.

Terming the November 8 demonetisation a “half-cooked decision”, she said it was “undemocratic” and exposed the “anti-poor” mindset of the central government.

Mayawati also slammed Modi for terming political rivals as corrupt.

“He (Modi) has made it a fashion to call others corrupt,” she said, adding if his government’s intentions were honest, why had he not so far ensured a Lokpal.