Accusing the Congress of attempting to finish her party, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday, October 3, ruled out an alliance with the Congress in the coming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and said her party will fight polls in these states on its own.
She accused the Congress of trying to “finish” the BSP, saying the grand old party is more interested in destroying her party than dislodging the BJP.
Mayawati said though she felt that Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi's intentions for the Congress-BSP alliance are honest, there are some Congress leaders who are sabotaging this.
"Congress leaders like Digvijaya Singh do not wish for a Congress-BSP alliance. They are afraid of agencies like the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation,” she said.
“They (Congress) are getting arrogant and are under misconception that they can defeat BJP on their own but the ground reality is that people haven’t forgiven Congress party for their mistakes and corruption,” said the BSP chief.
According to News18, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the party respected Mayawati’s opinion. “Mayawati has expressed her opinion, we respect it. She also expressed confidence in Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. If there is consensus between us, then no fourth person can create trouble,” said Surjewala.
“In Karnataka we tied up with regional party. In Chhattisgarh too, we did the same. Now we have decided to go alone in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan,” stated Mayawati.
Mayawati had earlier announced that the BSP will tie up with Ajit Jogi's party for the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls.