On the occasion of her birthday, BSP supremo Mayawati made it clear that her party will not forge an alliance with anyone in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and the assembly elections to be held in Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other states this year. It also said that whenever voting was done through ballot, the base of BSP increased, but it made a difference when it was done through EVM. He has described the victory of BJP as a miracle of EVM.
Talking to reporters on the occasion of his birthday at the party office on Sunday, the BSP supremo said that some parties are spreading the illusion of alliance with BSP, that is why I want to make it clear that there will be no alliance with anyone. He said that the alliance does not benefit him but others. Other parties get their vote, but the BSP does not.
He also said that there are apprehensions about EVMs. In the countries where the voting process started with EVMs, after complaints of disturbances, elections were started with ballots. He accepted that the BSP is suffering losses in the elections through EVMs. Alleging that in the assembly elections held in UP, the votes of the Dalit settlements went to his party, but when the EVM was opened, it was not visible. Also said that this is affecting their vote bank. BSP’s seats increased after elections were held through ballot. It also alleged that his party was being prevented from growing.
Mayawati said that BJP is doing publicity in the name of investment. Due to Congress, BJP and their supporting parties, poverty, unemployment, inflation and corruption have increased in the whole country. Farmers, laborers, businessmen and youth are sad. To cover them up and to divert the attention of the people, the BJP is playing drama in the name of making new announcements and bringing investment. Uttarakhand and other hilly areas are getting more affected by the wrong policies and working style of the BJP.
He thanked the well wishers who wished him on his birthday. Called upon Dalits, poor, exploited and backward, neglected and minorities to join hands with the BSP and take the key of power of the central and state governments in their hands. He also took on Congress, BJP and SP regarding reservation. He said that the game of not giving reservation to OBCs was played, due to which the civic elections in UP were affected.
He said that Mandal Commission was not allowed to be implemented in the same manner. In the SP government, their rights were killed by making 17 OBC castes in SC. Re-included in OBC after being reprimanded by the court. Governments deliberately trapped the matter of reservation in promotion. BSP has been a supporter of reservation.