Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday schooled Samajwadi Party (SP) workers for raising slogans in the middle of her speech at Faridabad.
While Mayawati was slamming the Congress and the BJP at the joint SP-BSP-RLD rally, SP workers kept raising slogans.
Cutting her speech midway, Mayawati said, “Aaplog ye jo beech mein, jo naarebaazi lagate hain, halla karte hain, aaplogon ko thoda BSP ke logon se sikhna chahiye…….Samajwadi Party ke logon ko bhi bahut kuch sikhne ki zaroorat hai abhi. (The way you people shout in the middle of a speech… I think you should learn something from the Bahujan Samaj Party workers. The Samajwadi workers have a lot to learn).”
The workers, however, raised the tempo of their slogans before stopping.
The BSP has entered into an alliance with SP and RLD in Uttar Pradesh to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
At the campaign rally, Mayawati also suggested that opinion polls were being manipulated by the political parties to mislead the voters.
Mayawati was speaking a day after she shared the stage with her former rival Mulayam Singh Yadav in SP bastion of Mainpuri where she canvassed for the SP patriarch.
Addressing the rally first, Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was apparently not in the best of health, told the gathering to always accord respect to Mayawati – a four-time Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and his biggest rival throughout their shared political career before SP-BSP agreed for a tie-up.
“I welcome Mayawati-ji here today. I want all of you to always respect Mayawati-ji because whenever we were in need, she always extended her support to us. I am extremely pleased that she has come here to support my candidature,” Yadav told the gathering.
Mulayam Singh Yadav is contesting from the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat where polling will be held in the third phase on 23 April. Mainpuri has sent Yadav four times to Parliament.
In her address, Mayawati hit out at PM Modi calling him a “nakli pichda varg” (who fakes backward class origin) and said that Mulayam was the “true backward class leader” since birth.