Dalits voting for SP so Maya is scared, Akhilesh hits back at Bua

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati

Lucknow, June 24: The Samajwadi Party on Monday claimed that BSP chief Mayawati had announced to end the alliance with them in haste as the Dalits were getting connected to Akhilesh Yadav in a big way."She is speaking against the Samajwadi Party in haste due to the Dalit support to the SP and its leader Akhilesh Yadav. She is weakening the fight for social justice," SP national general secretary Ramashankar Vidyarthi said.The SP leader said the 'Dalit Samaj' is getting connected with the Samajwadi Party and its chief Akhilesh Yadav in a big way."People know the reality about what the 'malkin' of the alliance has done," he said.The SP leader was reacting to Mayawati's announcement earlier in the day that her party in the future will contest all elections "small and big" on its own.Mayawati's remarks signaled the end of the much-discussed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Samajwadi Party (SP) alliance forged for the Lok Sabha polls.Her announcement came a day after she held a meeting with party workers to review the BSP's performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls."Everyone is aware that forgetting everything of the past as also the anti-BSP and anti-Dalit decisions like reservation in promotions and bad law and order during the SP rule in 2012-2017, BSP adhered to the 'gathbandhan dharma' with the Samajwadi Party in the interest of the country," she tweeted in Hindi."But the SP's attitude after the elections has forced the BSP to think, will it be possible to defeat the BJP in the future? This is not possible," she said."Therefore, in the interest of the party and the movement, the party will contest all small and big elections on its own strength," Mayawati added.Commenting on the development, Congress spokesperson Dwijendra Tripathi said commitment is most important in politics."Commitment with the people as well as among political parties is very important... if people feel that politicians cannot keep their words while dealing with each other, they will not be able to keep their promises made to the people," Tripathi said.The problem that we are seeing now is an outcome of lack of commitment, he remarked.The Rashtriya Lok Dal, a minor partner in the grand alliance, said it had nothing to do with Monday's developments."Our party has nothing to do with the BSP," Uttar Pradesh RLD president Masood Ahmad told PTI.He said the RLD was in alliance with the Samajwadi Party and not the BSP. "... and our alliance is intact," he said."Today's development concerns the SP and the BSP and they have to decide," Ahmad said, adding it will not impact RLD's alliance with the SP.The BSP entered into an electoral alliance with Akhilesh Yadav-led SP and the Chaudhary Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls.The alliance, however, failed to make an impact in the politically crucial state. While the BSP managed to win 10 seats, the SP got five seats and the RLD drew a blank.AgenciesPhoto: Google Image