Mayawati slams Amroha MP Danish Ali for 'betraying' people of constituency

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday accused Amroha MP and former BSP leader Danish Ali of betraying people of the constituency and the party.She also said that if electronic voting machines EVMs are not tampered with, it will be difficult for the ruling BJP to win the Lok Sabha polls this time.

PTI | Amroha | Updated: 21-04-2024 19:55 IST | Created: 21-04-2024 19:55 IST
Mayawati slams Amroha MP Danish Ali for 'betraying' people of constituency
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Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday accused Amroha MP and former BSP leader Danish Ali of ''betraying'' people of the constituency and the party.

She also said that if electronic voting machines (EVMs) are not tampered with, it will be ''difficult'' for the ruling BJP to win the Lok Sabha polls this time. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister made the remarks while addressing separate election rallies in Amroha and Ghaziabad districts of western UP.

''The person who won on the BSP ticket did not took care of the people or their development. He betrayed the people and the party,'' Mayawati said in Amroha, without taking any name. Ali, who won the Lok Sabha seat in 2019 on a BSP ticket, was expelled from the party ''for anti-party activities'' in January this year. He later joined the Congress, which fielded him from Amroha.

Addressing the Amroha rally in support of BSP candidate Mujahid Hussain, Mayawati said, ''A person from Muslim community betrayed us but we did not punish the entire community for this. In his place, we have given a ticket to Mujahid Hussain from Amroha.'' Attacking the Congress, she said, ''After Independence, the Congress ruled the country and states but because of its wrong policies and work culture, it lost power in many parts of the country. The same situation is with its allies...that is why the BJP came to power at the Centre.'' She also hit out at the BJP, saying ''due to the casteist, capitalist and communal policies of the BJP'', the party will have to face a tough fight in this parliamentary election.

''Even one-fourth of their guarantees have not been fulfilled. The BJP will not sail through easily in the polls if EVMs are not tampered with,'' she claimed.

The BSP supremo accused the ruling BJP of spending most of its time and strength on making its favourite capitalists richer and saving them as it is with their financial support that this party (BJP) and other parties run their organisations and contest elections which has also been ''exposed'' through the electoral bonds data.

''Like the Congress, the BJP has also politicised the central probe agencies,'' she said. ''The condition of Muslims and other minorities is also not good. In the past few years, it is because of the BJP-RSS government that their development has been affected. Atrocities are being committed in the guise of Hindutva,'' she alleged.

The BSP that partnered with the Samajwadi Party in the 2019 polls has decided to go solo in this election. Kanwar Singh Tanwar, the BJP candidate from Amroha, won the seat in 2014, but was defeated in 2019 by Danish Ali. In the Ghaziabad rally organised in support of BSP candidate Nand Kishore Pundir, Mayawati accused the BJP of neglecting the Kshatriya community. ''A large number of upper caste people live in Western Uttar Pradesh, but sadly the BJP and other parties who consider themselves supporters of the Kshatriya community, have neglected the community in this election,'' she said.

She further said that the BSP has given full respect to the Kshatriya community along with other communities in western UP and has given them proper representation in ticket distribution.

The BJP this time has replaced Ghaziabad MP and Union minister V K Singh, who belongs to the Kshatriya community, with former UP minister Atul Garg.

Referring to the recent panchayats of Kshatriya community, Mayawati said, ''I came to know that it was decided in the panchayats their votes will go to the party which has given maximum representation to the Kshatriya community in the Lok Sabha elections. I express my gratitude to them that they have taken the right decision for their honour and respect.'' She further said, ''We have fielded Nand Kishore Pundir of the Kshatriya community from the Ghaziabad seat, but this does not mean that we have neglected the people of Sikh community.'' Mayawati said that it was earlier decided to give a ticket to a person (Anshay Kalra) from the Punjabi community, but he was given the ticket from Lakhimpur Kheri on the basis of number of Sikh voters. Referring to the Gurjar community, she said that Praveen Bainsla, who belongs to the community, has been given a ticket from Baghpat.

Polling in Amroha and Ghaziabad will be held in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 26.

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