Virtually sounding the bugle for the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, BSP supremo Mayawati on Thurday attacked the Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, claiming they have “failed” on all fronts, and promised a society free of fear and corruption if she is voted to power.
“Dump SP, BJP in the assembly elections. Not just that, you ensure that their candidates forfeit their security deposits,” she said at a public meeting on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar.
The BSP supremo also ridiculed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for “not taking cognizance” of suicides by Dalit students when his party was in power.
“Now the ‘yuvaraj’ (prince) is indulging in theatrics,” she said referring to Rohith Vemula suicide in Hyderabad.
Coming down heavily on the SP government in the state for “failing on all fronts”, the BSP chief asked people to ensure thumping majority for her party in UP polls to usher in fear and corruption-free society.