Lucknow | BSP Supremo Mayawati has hit out at Congress, accusing them of “cheating”, after all of her MLAs in Rajasthan flocked to the party.
The BSP’s Rajendra Guda, Jogendra Singh Awana, Wajib Ali, Lakhan Singh Meena, Sandeep Yadav and Deepchand Kheria have joined the Congress, taking its tally to 106 in the 200-member assembly, past the majority mark of 101.
The move is significant just two months ahead of local body elections due in November.
“The Congress has always been against BR Ambedkar and his ideology. That is why Ambedkar had to resign as the country’s first law minister. The Congress never honoured him with a Bharatratna, which is sad and shameful,” tweeted Mayawati.
“The Congress party in Rajasthan, by creating a split among the BSP MLAs, has once again proved that it is untrustworthy and a cheat,” she fumed.
“The Congress, instead of fighting its bitter rivals, always harms the parties that support it,” she tweeted.
“We took a decision in order to fight against communal forces and to work for the development of the state and stability of the government. Ashok ji is the best Chief Minister and no one can be better than him for Rajasthan. I was impressed with his style of working and polity,” Rajendra Guda told news agency ANI.