Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave many hidden messages during his speech in Chittorgarh, and according to sources those messages were meant to for the Gehlot government and the BJP as well.
The Bahujan Samaj Party will not form an alliance with the Congress for the assembly elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, party chief Mayawati said on Wednesday.
“BSP will fight assembly elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on its own. No alliance with Congress,” Mayawati told news agency ANI.
The decision turns out to be a huge setback for the Congress as it has shattered its hopes of uniting against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
Mayawati tore into the Opposition saying that the party leaders are under the misconception that they can defeat BJP on their own.
“They (Congress) are getting arrogant and are under misconception that they can defeat BJP on their own but the ground reality is that people haven’t forgiven Congress party for their mistakes and corruption…They don’t seem to be ready to rectify themselves,” Mayawati said.
The BSP chief went on to attack Congress leaders including Digvijaya Singh saying that they do not wish for a Congress- BSP alliance.
“They are afraid of agencies like ED, CBI,” she added.
She said she feels that only Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s intentions for Congress-BSP alliance are honest, while the rest of the leaders are trying to sabotage it.
Mayawati also alleged that the Congress, like the BJP was conspiring to finish off BSP.
Earlier last month, Mayawati declared that her party will form an alliance with Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress in the upcoming Chhattisgarh elections.
She also announced that Ajit Jogi would be the chief minister if their alliance comes to power in the state.
The BSP had also released a list of 22 candidates for the 230-seat Madhya Pradesh Assembly stating that it would fight alone in the elections.
Mayawati has time and again maintained her stand that the BSP will tie up with only those parties which are ready to allocate a respectable number of seats to her party.
Earlier in July, Mayawati had warned the Congress leaders of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh of not forming an alliance if not given a respectable number of seats.