LUCKNOW:The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader said it was “well known” that her party as well as Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party would not benefit from tying up with the Congress.
“Past experience tells us that the Congress can’t transfer votes to us. Maybe it’s a conspiracy by the Congress to transfer votes to the BJP,” said Mayawati.
“We ensure that votes are transferred to the Congress but they don’t reciprocate. We experienced this in 1996, when we tied up with the Congress and the Samajwadi Party had the same experience in the 2017 assembly polls,” she said.
“We have decided that we will not tie up with a party like the Congress across the country, where they can’t transfer votes to us. In contrast, the Samajwadi-BSP tie-ups in the last year have led to vote transfers both ways.”
In 2017, Akhilesh Yadav joined hands with the Congress for the Uttar Pradesh election but the alliance – glamourised by posters of Akhilesh Yadav and Congress president Rahul Gandhi as “UP ke ladke (UP boys)” – failed to sway voters and he lost power.
Mayawati also said “the Congress and the BJP, both are guilty of corruption in defence deals”, perhaps the unkindest cut
Mayawati ne izzat utar di congress ki..🤣🤣
Congressi iss video ko to dekhe hi nahi 😹😹 pic.twitter.com/yKbKOugwhB
— AMIT ( Rahul Gandhi Expert) (@AMIT_GUJJU) January 12, 2019