After fielding candidates on the basis of caste and religious calculations, the BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday declared ‘law and order’ would be the poll plank of her party in the ensuing UP Assembly elections. The four time chief minister of the state, Mayawati directed the cadres of the party to popularise the message of ‘Sarvjan Hitye, Sarvjan Sukhaye’ (Welfare for all, Happiness for all)’ which had worked miracle for the party in 2007 Assembly elections.
“There is complete lawlessness and jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh and voters are looking at BSP to establish rule of law,” said Mayawati motivating her party cadres for the election campaign after releasing the fourth list of 101 candidates on Sunday. With declaration of 401 candidates, BSP is ahead to its rival political parties in ticket distribution. The two seats where candidates were not declared are – Obra and Dudhi in Sonbhadra District in East UP as the election commission is yet to decide on which seat should be reserved for SC candidate. “As soon as the Election Commission of India takes a decision on reservation, we will announce the names of candidates,’ she added.
Mayawati alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government at the Center could not fulfill even one fourth of its promises in the last two and half years. “The people of Uttar Pradesh know the hollowness of the claims made by Modi and his party. Contrary to the claims of ‘good days’ they brought ‘bad days’ for the citizens of the country by forcing them to stand in queue to get their hard earned money by note ban,” alleged Mayawati directing her cadres to expose the conspiracies of demonetisation.