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Mayawati rules out alliance with SP, terms it preposterous

India TV News Desk 13 Aug 2014, 14:47:06 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: BSP Supremo Mayawati Wednesday lashed back at Mulayam Singh's nod to form alliance with her party to defeat communal forces. She ruled out all possibilities and called UP's ruling party corrupt and anti- people.

Speaking to the media, the BSP National President said, “Mulayam Singh Yadav is hand in glove with communal forces and is only interested in power. He believes in politics of opportunism.”

In a strong rebuttal Mayawati said, “Let alone SP, there is absolutely no question of an alliance with any other party in UP. We will contest elections alone,”

“For these two Yadavs power comes before self-respect, but for me self-respect comes before power,” Mayawati added.

She alleged that since SP came to power it stropped all of them. She said, “They fooled people to come to power. Now they are giving luxuries to their ministers and MLAs.”

Mayawati also lamented on power crisis and deteriorating law and order in UP since SP came to power.

The BSP chief also reminded the RJD chief of the 1995 guest house incident where she was attacked and insulted by the SP MLAs and claimed that the BSP will form the next government in UP by ending the misrule and ‘gondaraj' of the SP government.

The bitter reactions from the BSP chief came shortly after media quoted Mulayam Singh as saying that he is ready to consider an alliance with Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh, if RJD chief Lalu Prasad mediates.

The SP chief was responding to questions on a suggestion made by Lalu Prasad that the two regional forces in Uttar Pradesh should join hands to take on the BJP.

Lalu Prasad's RJD has aligned with Nitish Kumar for assembly by-polls in Bihar.

The two regional leaders, who have been bitter rival for years, recently came on one stage to launch joint campaign for Bihar by-poll.

The realignment was necessitated after the poor show by regional parties in the Lok Sabha polls.