New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Amid the ongoing strategies adopted by the leaders of various political outfits to establish a firm reputation in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday charged state chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati of failing to protect the interest of the Dalits.
Digvijay Singh said Mayawati has lost her credibility among the Dalits because she has not done anything other than looting the people over the past five years.
"Some one, who opposes Mayawati is labeled as 'Casteist', anti-Dalit and others who give her funds and help in splurging money are considered to be a supporter of the Dalits. This is her definition of a supporter. Mayawati has lost her credibility among the Dalits because she has not done anything other than looting the people over the past five years," said Singh.
"Not one Dalit has benefited in her reign. Moreover in her native village of Badalpur on one side, she is constructing her farmhouse in an area of 100 acre with walls as high as 25 feet and Dalits in the same area are still living in huts," he added.
Mayawati, who has expressed her displeasure over the Election Commission's order to cover statues of the Bahujan Samaj Party's poll symbol 'elephant' and those of her own, had earlier on Sunday said that her party would never forgive the Congress Party and Samajwadi Party for the aggressive campaign and support lent to cloaking of statues.
Polls in Uttar Pradesh are to be conducted in seven phases between February 8 and March 3. The counting of votes would take place on March 6.
Uttar Pradesh will elect a new 403-member state assembly in March, and the poll results are expected to broadly indicate trends for 2014 general elections. (ANI)
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