Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is scared of the alliance between her party and the Samajwadi Party (SP) and is therefore forging alliances with other parties in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the four-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that BJP is exposing itself as a weak party with alliances in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
“Doesn’t the alliance formed by the BJP after prostrating itself in Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra expose their weak leadership?” Mayawati asked.
The fact is that the BJP is so scared of the SP-BSP alliance that it is going from pillar to post looking for an alliance,” she added.
The BSP chief expressed confidence in her party’s win in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections stating that the people of the country are fed up with its policies.
“No matter how much the BJP tries, the people of the country are fed up with its anti-farmer, anti-poor policies and its arrogance. The 130 crore people of the country will not forgive them at any cost. People will destroy their arrogance in the elections and this government will go,” she said.
The 63-year-old Mayawati had in January this year formed an alliance with Akhilesh Yadav-led SP. The two parties, who had a history of bitter rivalry in Uttar Pradesh, shed their differences to take on the BJP in the upcoming General Elections.
The BJP had on Tuesday came together on an understanding with Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for the elections.
In a joint announcement, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the BJP will contest on 5 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
On Monday, the BJP formed a pre-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena following a meeting between BJP chief Amit Shah, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis effectively ending a long period of strained relationship between the two parties.