A day after the announcement of the Opposition alliance – Indian Nationwide Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) supremo, Mayawati, on Wednesday mentioned that her get together won’t enter into any alliance and that the BSP will contest the upcoming Meeting elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana, scheduled to be held later this yr, by itself.
Mayawati additionally lashed out on the alliance of 26-like minded events, INDIA, and mentioned the Congress is dreaming of coming again to the Centre by forming an alliance with casteist, capitalist-minded events like itself.
“We are going to struggle the elections alone. We are going to contest the meeting elections on our personal in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana this yr,” she mentioned whereas addressing a press convention right here within the nationwide capital.
“Whereas in Haryana, Punjab and different states, we will type alliance with the regional events of the respective state,” Mayawati added.
The BSP Supremo additional mentioned that the casteist, anti-poor, and capitalist mentality of the Congress and the BJP is the explanation why BSP has determined to contest the upcoming elections with out the opposition’s INDIA or the ruling get together’s Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA).
“Congress get together is forging alliance with like-minded casteist and capitalist events to come back into energy. BJP can be strengthening NDA…However their insurance policies are anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim,” she mentioned.
“Whether or not it’s Congress’ Garibi Hatao, or BJP’s tall guarantees of depositing Rs 20 lakh every into the account of poor are the prime the explanation why the BSP has determined to keep up distance from each the ruling and opposition alliances,” she mentioned.
Earlier on Tuesday, the 26-like minded events concluded the two-day assembly in Bengaluru after agreeing to come back underneath one name– Indian Nationwide Developmental Inclusive Alliance– to tackle the BJP authorities on the Centre within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Whereas addressing the media after the assembly, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge mentioned, “Earlier, we had been UPA and now all of the 26 events have given a reputation to the opposition and that’s – Indian Nationwide Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA). All people has agreed upon this, and the decision for the identify was handed unanimously.”
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) chief Thol Thirumavalavan mentioned that the identify was proposed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“The identify of the opposition alliance- INDIA was proposed by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. After a protracted dialogue, it was determined to be referred to as as ‘Indian Nationwide Developmental Inclusive Alliance,” Thirumavalavan advised ANI.