Mishra defended the party’s Brahmin outreach, counter-attacking the BJP instead. “In 2005 and 2007, they claimed that Satish Chandra Mishra was reaching out to Brahmins. We were taking along all the sections of the society, instead,” he said
Lucknow: Senior Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Satish Chandra Mishra Tuesday claimed that common people of Uttar Pradesh wanted BSP to come back to power.
Mishra hinted that the big-ticket election in UP could still throw many a surprise. In response to a question about a possible Bua-Babua alliance in UP was possible again, Mishra said: “Let’s see”. But, Mishra categorically rejected any possibility of any alliance with the BJP. “It is better that we stay in opposition than go with the BJP.”
Mishra defended the party’s Brahmin outreach, counter-attacking the BJP instead. “In 2005 and 2007, they claimed that Satish Chandra Mishra was reaching out to Brahmins. We were taking along all the sections of the society, instead,” he said, speaking at the News24 Conclave ‘Manthan’ in Lucknow.
Attacking the Hindutva politics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mishra said, “You have been collecting money in thename of Lord Ram for several years now. You have collected in dollars. BJP has collected crores in the name of Ayodhya. We built the Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s memorial in just one-and-a-half years.”
He claimed that Ayodhya did not even have basic urban amenities. “There are no roads in Ayodhya; there is not even a sewerage treatment plant in Ayodhya,” Mishra said.
Mishra also launched a scathing attack on the Congress. “Congress is demeaning and insulting the Dalit community. On the one hand you have made a Dalit CM in Punjab; on the other you say he is not your electoral face; that Sidhu is the face of the party in the coming elections. This is like pulling up a mask on the face. Kanshi Ram never worked for advertisement. You are trying to exploit the Dalit community, but now the community is educated. This time around, Akalis and BSP will form a government with full majority in Punjab,” Mishra said.
Mishra taunted Congress, saying no one was talking about the Conress in UP. “They have lost their home, their turf; what to say!” he said.