Mayawati appeals Muslim voters to exercise their right to vote wisely

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 21 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday urged the Muslim voters to cast their votes in favour of her, and not in support of the ruling Samajwadi Party, in order to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"The Muslims should vote for BSP, instead of SP, in order to defeat BJP," said Mayawati while addressing the media here.

Taking a potshot at the BJP, Mayawati said even the workers of the saffron party know that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not fulfilled even the one-fourth of promises he made during 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Criticising the government's move of demonetising high-denomination currency notes worth Rs. 500 and 1,000, Mayawati said people will give a befitting reply in response to this police. "People will give a befitting reply to BJP regarding its policy of demonetisation," she said. "BJP will have to face a heavier loss than Bihar in Uttar Pradesh," she added. Using Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) spokesperson Mohan Vaidya's statement on reservation, Mayawati hit out at BJP-RSS, saying that the anti-feelings of the party towards reservation has come to fore.

Vaidya's comment on Saturday to look into the impact of reservation as a state policy to end socio-economic discrimination has received wide flak from opposition.

Source: ANI