Mayawati announces campaign to reach out to Brahmins, to be launched in Ayodhya on July 23: The Tribune India
Lucknow / Ballia, July 18
Stepping up preparations for the UP Assembly elections, Bahujan Samaj (BSP) party leader Mayawati on Sunday announced the launch of a campaign from Ayodhya to reach out to Brahmin voters and assured the community that his interests would be preserved if his party came to power.
Speaking to the media here, Mayawati said she was fully convinced that members of the “Brahmin community would not be misled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)” and would vote for her party in the next election.
“A campaign, led by BSP General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, will be launched from Ayodhya on July 23 to wake up the Brahmin community again.
“The Brahmins will be assured that their interests will remain secure under the BSP regime,” said the former chief minister and Dalit leader.
The BJP retaliated, alleging that the BSP leader “remembers” the Brahmins only because of next year’s parliamentary elections and pursues “opportunistic policies”.
Mayawati’s Brahmin approach was seen as one of the key factors in his victory in the 2007 UP legislative elections.
Regarding the agitation against agricultural laws, the BSP chief said all political parties should come together and hold the Center accountable.
“The Centre’s indifferent attitude towards farmers protesting against the three agricultural laws is extremely sad. Pressure needs to be put on the Center in Parliament, ”she said.
Mayawati alleged that there is an increase in unemployment and inflation, which is causing difficulties for the population, due to the bad economic policies of the central government.
She said BSP MPs will raise issues such as rising fuel and cooking gas prices and issues related to the Covid-19 vaccination during the monsoon session of Parliament that begins on Monday.
“There are many issues that the public wants the government to account for,” she said.
Meanwhile, reacting to Mayawati’s statement, UP Minister for Divyaangjan Welfare and BJP leader Anil Rajbhar claimed that the BSP leader was fighting for his political existence and the campaign to reach out to the Brahmin community is an “example of opportunist politics”.
Rajbhar also claimed that the Brahmin community would give the BSP an appropriate response in the UP 2022 Assembly polls.
“BSP remembers the Brahmins because of the elections. BSP chief Mayawati has no information about what is happening on the ground, ”he told reporters.
“She will never fight for the problems faced by the public nor will she talk about the farmers. She never leaves (from her house) to know the condition of the Dalits. She does politics from her air-conditioned bedroom via Twitter and social media, ”he said. PTI