BJP-RSS conspiring to end reservation, alleges Mayawati

Phagwara (Punjab) [India], Jan. 30 : Raking up the much-talked about issue of reservation in the run up to the assembly elections, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of conspiring to end reservation in the country.

Mayawati, who was addressing an election rally here, also used the occasion to target the Samajwadi Party's alliance partner the Congress and said the grand old party like the BJP made promotions of tribals and Dalits ineffective in the past few years.

"The BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are busy reviewing reservation and are trying their best to end it," said Mayawati.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister further said that there has been an increase in the level of corruption in past few years.

Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election between February 11 and March 8.

Escalating her attack on the BJP and Congress, the BSP supremo shifted her focus to poll-bound Punjab and said the menace of drugs and unemployment hovers over the state ruled by the Congress and BJP in turns.

Punjab goes to the assembly polls for 117 seats on February 4..

Source: ANI