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Will not derail BJP’s work on religious places if voted to power: Mayawati

Mayawati’s remarks come a day after a survey showed that the BJP is set to win in UP (FILE)


BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday promised that the BJP government would not derail the ongoing work in “Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura and other religious places” if voted to power.

Claiming that the BJP government’s actions in the Three Holy Cities are only a follow-up to her government’s initiatives, Mayawati promised, which is being seen as a subtle shift towards soft Hindutva ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, They work all the time to make ends meet.

Addressing the 15th death anniversary of BSP founder Kanshi Ram in Lucknow, she promised and said that if voted to power, she would not misuse the credit for the work done by the previous governments like the SP and BJP regime.

Mayawati said, “If BSP comes to power, it will not stop the development works of the present BJP government following in the footsteps of BSP in Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura and other religious places.”

“Unfinished works will not stop with a sense of vengeance but will be completed,” he promised.

“The BSP will not pretend to rename works done by other governments, as was done by the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party,” he said.

“All the works of their governments will be scrutinized honestly. The work which is proper and in public interest will definitely be taken forward and completed on time,” he said.

Apart from the construction of a huge temple of Lord Ram, multi-faceted development work is underway including the construction of an international airport in Ayodhya.

Development work is underway in the form of construction of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project in Varanasi while several beautification projects have been taken up for Mathura and Vrindavan.

Earlier on September 7, addressing a Brahmin convention organized by the party, Mayawati had also promised that if she comes to power, instead of building statues and memorials, focus on changing the face of Uttar Pradesh through development works. Will do

For the Punjab Assembly elections, which the BSP has decided to contest in alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mayawati also took a dig at the Congress over the appointment of a Dalit chief minister in the state.

“Despite making a Dalit the chief minister of Punjab and pretending to woo the Sikhs, the people of that community cannot forget the pain of the anti-Sikh riots under its rule,” she said.

He also accused the Aam Aadmi Party of accusing its government in Delhi of doing little in transporting migrant workers from UP to their native state during the COVID lockdown.

He dismissed AAP’s promise of providing free electricity and water in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab as “promises in the air”.

Addressing the program at the Kanshi Ram memorial site, the BSP chief also demanded Bharat Ratna to be given to the founder of BSP.

Stating that media houses conduct pre-poll surveys only to influence popular mandate, Mayawati said she would soon ask the Election Commission of India to ban pre-poll surveys by media at least six months before the elections. Will write

Mayawati’s remarks came a day after a news channel’s survey showed that the BJP is set to win a majority of the UP Assembly seats and retain power in 2022.

He also alleged that the BJP-led central and UP governments are misusing the state machinery to create an environment for elections in the most populous state.

He said, “It is known to all that when these tactics do not work, the BJP will eventually give Hindu-Muslim color to the election and try to take full political advantage in its garb. The election should be fought keeping this in mind.” .

Hitting out at AAP for its pre-poll promises of providing free water and electricity etc. in UP, Mayawati said, “AAP, Shiv Sena and (Asaduddin) Owaisi’s party along with BJP, SP and Congress are making different kinds of promises. Is. To get votes for the people of the state.”

“There is no power in these promises. This time all the political parties are going to make more attractive promises in their election manifestos. The people of the state should never be misled by those promises,” he said.

Elections to the 403-member UP assembly are due early next year.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NB staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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