Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Will take steps to make West UP a separate state: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday said her party would take concrete steps to make western Uttar Pradesh a separate State if voted to power at the Centre.

“You want western Uttar Pradesh to become a separate State. For this, visible and concrete steps will be taken if our government comes to power at the Centre,” she said.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister was addressing her first election rally in support of the party’s candidate for Muzaffarnagar, Dara Singh Prajapati.

“Communal riots took place in Muzaffarnagar during the Samajwadi Party (SP) regime in 2013. It destroyed brotherhood and unity between the Muslim and Jat communities. During the BSP rule, no such communal incidents took place,” she said.

Mayawati asserted that if free and fair elections are held and voting machines are not tampered with, BJP will not be re-elected.

In another poll speech in Saharanpur., one of India’s tallest Dalit politicians, Mayawati, pitched her party as a movement of hope.

“The BSP movement is a hope for a large number of poor, underprivileged and marginalised across the State. The BJP gave rise to unemployment, backwardness, poverty and migration, helping the big capitalists to grow at the expense of the marginalised,” she said.

“In the last few years, with the BJP in power in U.P. and at the Centre, the progress of Muslims has stopped to a great extent. Violence in the name of religion has increased,” she added.


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