Akhilesh misusing govt machinery for political benefits: Mayawati
Etawah/Unnao: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday accused Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of misusing the government machinery for political benefits amid the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
Addressing elections rallies here, she said, "Akhilesh has realised that his party will not be able to retain power in UP. So, he is misusing the government machinery to gain political benefits," adding, "SP through its goons and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with its false promises will not be able to stop BSP from coming to power this time."
Attacking the Samajwadi Party over the internal feud in the Yadav clan, she claimed that SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has humiliated his brother Shivpal Yadav to handover the party leadership to his son Akhilesh. "The Shivpal faction is working against Akhilesh to ensure his defeat in the elections," she added.
Blaming BJP of having political ambitions behind the demonetisation decision, she claimed, "The Amit Shah-led party is doing drama by describing the November 8 decision as a crusade against corruption. Over 90 per cent people of the country are still suffering due to the senseless step."
Mayawati also blamed the media houses of showing doctored opinion polls to mislead people of the state. She alleged that her opponents had managed the media, but people are much smarter and will surely bring BSP back to power as they did in 2007.
In another rally, she alleged that the SP-Congress manifesto was a complete copy of erstwhile BSP government, as the schemes they have promised, were already being undertaken by the previous BSP government.
"The schemes they have promised to the people of the state, were already being undertaken by the previous government. But after coming to power, either they called them off or changed their names to mislead people," she alleged.
The former UP CM also attacked the SP government for misusing people's money in party promotions. Describing the works of the current government as disappointing, she appealed people to vote for BSP for better governance and law and order in the state.