Mayawati has decided that to defeat SP she is willing to vote even for the BJP.
There has been rumours circulating that some of her party MLA’s have been thinking of shifting and switching sides during these polls.
This has frustrated the leader to no end. So on Thursday, Mayawati has issued a statement to a news portal stating about her strategy amidst these crisis.
“Any party candidate, who’ll be dominant over SP’s 2nd candidate, will get all BSP MLAs’ vote for sure,” she said.
Maywati also stated that she regretted the alliance she formed with Samajwadi party in the Lok Sabha 2019 Elections.
The Bahujan Samaj Party and Samjawadi Party had formed an alliance after a gap of over 20 years. They came together to put up a joint front to contest BJP.
“I want to disclose that when we decided to contest polls with Samajwadi Party for Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, we worked very hard for it but from day-1 of our coalition, SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav kept telling S C Mishra that since BSP-SP had joined hands, I should take back my June 1995 case. When we saw Samajwadi Party’s behaviour towards us after the Lok Sabha election results, we realised that we have committed a big mistake by taking back our 2nd June 1995 case against them and we shouldn’t have joined hands with them. We should’ve thought a bit deeply,” she said showing regret over her decision.
The 1995 Case
The case Mayawati is talking about here refers to the case that was filed against the Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Durning their alliance in 2019, as a goodwill gesture towards the new ally, the BSP has moved to withdraw the case against Mulayam Singh. This is the case that had been the reason of the two parties decades long standing rivalry.
In a hit to the BSP, six of its MLA’s reportedly met rival Akhilesh Yadav and hinted at the possibility of maybe switching sides. There was also a controversy regarding four of those MLA stating that their signatures were forged for BSP party candidate Ramji Gautam’s nomination.
This move was pointless as the Observing authorities still accepted Ramji Gautam’s nomination as the BSP candidate for the November 9 elections.
This is for the 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh that are currently vacant.