Maya rules out alliance with BJP

Assembly polls 2017: BSP will not tolerate 'persecution' of Dalits

Maya rules out alliance with BJP

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday categorically ruled out any post-poll alliance with the BJP in case of a fractured mandate in the ongoing Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

“We are going to win the elections. We will never ally with the BJP even if we do not get majority and will sit in the Opposition,” Mayawati said at an election rally in Kanpur.

The BSP chief said the BJP had been “spreading rumours”  that it would get her party’s support after the polls in the event of a hung House.

“I want to assure you that we will never join hands with the BJP,” she said. She said that the BJP was making such claims as it had now realised that it would be defeated in the polls.

Mayawati said her party would, under no circumstances, tolerate persecution of the community and accused the BJP of having an ‘anti-Dalit mindset’.

“I will never forget the Rohith Vemula episode,” she said, referring to the suicide of the Hyderabad University research scholar in January last year.

Attacking Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, she said her party would not spare Samajwadi Party “goons” if it forms the next government.

“All of them will be in jail,” Mayawati said.

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