In a speech that signaled that the grand alliance (mahagathbandhan) is crumbling ahead of the 2019 elections, Mayawati said that the Congress was conspiring to finish the BSP and its leaders were sabotaging the alliance.
Lucknow, Oct 3: BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday said her party would contest the upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan alone as she launched a blistering attack on the Congress and its leaders.
In a speech that signaled that the mahagathbandhan is crumbling ahead of the 2019 elections, Mayawati said that the Congress was conspiring to finish off the BSP and its leaders were sabotaging the alliance.
The BSP chief, who had last month announced candidates for 22 seats in poll-bound MP unilaterally, singled out senior leader Digvijaya Singh for the blame of the alliance falling apart.
Calling Singh a BJP agent, she said he did not wish for any alliance in the state as he was afraid the Centre would send agencies like the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI after him if it materializes.
“The BSP wants to forge an alliance with the Congress party in assembly as well as Lok Sabha Elections. But Congress leader Digvijay, who is a BJP agent, does not want that Congress should form an alliance with BSP in Madhya Pradesh. He is giving statements that Mayawati ji has a lot of pressure from Centre so she doesn’t want this alliance. This is baseless,” she said while addressing a press conference in Lucknow.
However, she spared Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in her broadside on the party, saying that she feels their “intentions for Congress-BSP alliance are honest.”
Mayawati said the Congress was dreaming it could defeat the BJP on its own. She questioned if the grand old party even wanted to defeat the saffron outfit, saying it was not ready to fight elections mentally.
“They (Congress) are getting arrogant and are under misconception that they can defeat BJP on their own but the ground reality is that people haven’t forgiven Congress party for their mistakes and corruption…They don’t seem to be ready to rectify themselves” she said.