Lucknow, Jan 13: Claiming that BSP-SP alliance was no threat to BJP, UP CM Yogi Aditynath attempted to create differences between the two partners saying Akhilesh Yadav would have rubbed his nose and accepted even 10 seats, but Mayawati was kind to him. Yogi also said that Akhilesh has ditched his father and now even Mulayam Singh's ticket is in danger. Yogi added that it would be easy for BJP to defeat a leader-less SP-BSP alliance.
"The condition of Samajwadi Party in UP is such that Akhilesh Yadav would have rubbed his nose and accepted even 10 seats, had Mayawati given him only that in the alliance agreement," Yogi said at a function here.
"During last parliamentary elections, Akhilesh Yadav wanted his father to be the PM. I want to ask him whom he wants to projecting for PM post...Mulayam or Mayawati," asked Yogi. "It is not clear if Mulayam Singh Yadav ji would even get a ticket to contest elections this time from the SP. Anyways, Mulayam's brother Shivpal Yadav wants to field him," UP CM said. He claimed that Mulayam was against alliance, but Akhilesh defied him. "But Akhilesh Yadav defied his father and went ahead to shake hands with arch-rival Mayawati," added Yogi.
He claimed the recently-forged alliance between the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party will have no impact on the politics of the state, and that the BJP will "effectively wipe them off".
Yogi noted that the BSP-SP alliance denoted "casteist mentality" and "anarchic elements".
"The (SP-BSP) alliance means giving power to people who are corrupt, anarchic elements and have casteist mentality. This alliance will have no impact on the politics of the state.
"It is good that both these parties have come together. It will help us to effectively wipe them off," he asserted.
Once arch-rivals Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had on Saturday announced their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance.
The priest-turned-politician said his party faced no challenge by the alliance.
"SP chief Akhilesh Yadav should clarify who is the PM candidate this time -- his party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav or BSP supremo Mayawati. A leader-less alliance will be rejected by the people," Adityanath said.
He also went on to say, "Why are SP and BSP different parties? They should be merged".
"From 1993 to 1995, SP-BSP coalition functioned in Uttar Pradesh. Everyone has seen their style of working. They sow the seeds of casteism in the state," Adityanath said.
On the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, the chief minister said, "The BJP had said that it will resolve the issue while staying within the ambit of the Constitution. The matter is in Supreme Court. We are making repeated appeals to it that this issue must be resolved at the earliest for the sake of development of the country.
"If there is anyone, who can resolve the issue, it is the BJP. Those, who had created this problem, cannot resolve it," he added.
News24 Bureau/ PTI