It’s a heartbreaking news for those who were waiting for “Mahagathbandhan- the biggest alliance” as Mayawati dumps Congress in the poll-bound state- Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. BSP Supremo said, ‘the grand old party is still clinging on its arrogance and did not mend its ways.’
In her speech, Mayawati signaled that the Mahagathbandhan is crumbling ahead of the 2019 elections. She said, ‘the Congress was conspiring to finish off the BSP and its leaders were sabotaging the alliance.’
The BSP chief, who had last month announced candidates for 22 seats in poll-bound MP unilaterally, singled out Congress’s senior leader Digvijaya Singh for the alliance falling apart.
Mayawati’s blistering attack on Congress
In her verbal assault, Mayawati said that the Congress was dreaming it could defeat the BJP on its own. She questioned if the grand old party even wanted to defeat the saffron outfit, saying it was not ready to fight elections mentally.
‘They (Congress) are getting arrogant and are under the misconception that the can defeat BJP on their own. But the ground reality is that people haven’t Congress party for their mistakes and corruption. They don’t seem to be ready to rectify themselves.’ BSP Supremo bluntly attacked Congress.
Calling Digvijaya a BJP agent, she said he did not wish for any alliance in the state. She further added that the Center would send agencies like the ED and CBI after him if it materializes.
Mayawati said, ‘the BSP wants to forge an alliance with the Congress party in the assembly as well as Lok Sabha elections. But Congress leader Digvijaya, who is a BJP agent, does not want that Congress should form an alliance with BSP in MP.
‘He (Digvijaya) is giving statements that Mayawati Ji has a lot of pressure from the center so she doesn’t want this alliance and this is baseless.’ She added.+
Now the Congress sounds in distress
On the other hand, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, ‘At times, out of emotions, sweet and bitter things are said. But, if Mayawati Ji holds absolute trust in Rahul and Sonia Gandhi then other creases can be ironed out.’
‘We will talk to Mayawati and address her concerns. If there is consensus between Mayawati, Rahul and Sonia Gandhi, then no fourth person can create trouble.’ Surjewala added.
Last month, Mayawati had surprised the Congress by deciding to ally with Ajit Jogi’s party in Chhattisgarh. She also announced candidates for Morena and Shivpuri; the region that is the stronghold of Congress’s Jyotiraditya Scindia.