Mayawati cautions Muslims not to waste votes on SP, Cong and BJP

Photo of BSP chief Mayawati.

Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today cautioned Muslims that their votes in favour of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress will only help Bhartiya Janata Paty (BJP) and asked minorities to help her in stopping saffron party in forming government in upcoming election in Uttar Pradesh.

Mayawati while addressing a rally in Lucknow on the occasion of party founder Kanshi Ram’s 10th death anniversary said, Muslims should not waste their vote as there is infighting in Samajwadi Party and Congress lacks a voter base in Uttar Pradesh.

She said, “Ever since the BJP government has come at the Centre, Muslims and other minorities are being subjected to bias. The minority status of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia is being snatched away.”

The BSP supremo alleged launching a scathing attack on the Modi government, “Communal forces are becoming stronger and Muslims are being targeted in the name of love jihad, ‘gau raksha’ (cow protection) and religious conversion.”

Mayawati also made it confirmed that her party will go alone in the three states going to polls early next year-Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.