Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Wednesday (October 11) rubbished claims made by Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gopal Yadav that the BSP would join INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) parties - the Opposition alliance stiched by over 26 political parties - to take on the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. The BSP chief also hit out at news media for amplifying the claims made by the SP leader and asked if all this was done under "some agenda."
The BSP chief in her post also advised the party workers to beware of such "fake news." She said in her post that a private news channel was speculating and reporting that BSP would join INDIA alliance only on the basis of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gopal Yadav's claims.
"The SP and their leaders not refuting such unrestrained media reports, does it not prove that the condition of that party (SP) is very bad here in Uttar Pradesh and they are also a part of the disgusting politics which is continuously active against the BSP," said Mayawati in her post on X.
Mayawati not part of INDIA or NDA
Mayawati's BSP is neither part of the Opposition INDIA alliance nor the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by BJP. On August 30, Mayawati took to X (formerly Twitter) and categorically said that the BSP would join neither NDA or INDIA.
"NDA and India Alliance are mostly parties with anti-poor casteist, communal, pro-Dhanna Seth and capitalist policies against whose policies BSP is continuously fighting and hence the question of contesting elections by forming an alliance with them does not arise. Hence appeal to media – no fake news please," she had said in her post.
"BSP will, like 2007, single-handedly contest the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly general elections in four states by uniting crores of broken/dispersed neglected people of the society on the basis of mutual brotherhood rather than the manipulations/manipulations of the opponents. The media should not spread misconceptions again and again," Mayawati had said in her post in August.