New Delhi, June 24: The worst fears have come true; after calling Akhilesh Yadav anti-Muslim and accusing Mulayam Singh of being hands-in-gloves with BJP, BSP supremo Mayawati dumps Akhilesh.
Bahujan Samaj Party Chief, Mayawati announces that her party will contest all elections alone in the future.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has announced a break-up with the Samajwadi Party.Announcing the split of the alliance, the BSP head said, "In the interest of the party and movement, the BSP will now contest all the elections going forward alone on its own."
On Sunday during her partys national executive meeting, she blamed SP president Akhilesh Yadav for the humiliating defeat of their alliance in Lok Sabha elections.A BSP leader, who was present at the meeting, quoted Mayawati as saying that Yadav had neither visited nor talked to her over phone ever since the Lok Sabha election results were announced.She also accused him of working "against non-Yadav backward communities" and even neglecting the Muslims while he was the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.The Mayawati-Akhilesh Yadav combo failed to replicate the success of bypolls last year, managing only 15 of UP's 80 seats, far less than the BJP's rich haul of 62. Mayawati has blamed it on the Samajwadi Party's failure to transfer its vote base to her BSP. However, her party made more gains - from zero in 2014, the BSP rose to 10 seats.
Mayawati makes multiple allegations against Akhilesh and SP workers
Three weeks after she called off the alliance with the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati has launched a tirade against SP President Akhilesh Yadav by calling him 'anti-Muslim. Mayawati said that Akhilesh Yadav had asked her to not give tickets to Muslims as it would result in religious polarization. "But I did not listen to him. When Akhilesh Yadav was the Chief Minister, injustice was done to non-Yadav and Dalits and that is why they did not give votes to the SP. The SP had protested against the promotion of the Dalits also," she said at a closed-door party meeting. Mayawati's statements, incidentally, were not a part of the official press release issued at the end of the meeting but sources later confirmed what she had said. Incidentally, three of the five MPs elected on an SP ticket are Muslims, namely, Mohd Azam Khan, Shafiqur-Rehman Barq and S.T. Hasan. Mayawati also attacked the Yadav family and accused Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav of "working for hand in glove with the BJP" to frame her in Taj corridor case. The BSP President did not spare Akhilesh and said that she had called him on the counting day but he did not answer her calls. "He should have told me where my party workers did not support him." She further said that Akhilesh Yadav called BSP leader Satish Chandra Misra after the party announced its decision to go solo in the Assembly by-elections but did not speak with her. Attacking the SP further, Mayawati said that the SP members have been crediting themselves on BSP's win on 10 seats but the truth, she said, is if the SP has been able to bag even five seats, it was because of the BSP support.