BSP, BJP lash at Congress party

April 19th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Bahujan Samaj Party Basti/Mangaldoi (Assam), Apr 19 (ANI): The Congress party is facing attacks from both the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Addressing a rally in Basti of Uttar Pradesh, BSP president Mayawati blamed Congress leaders for wooing low-castes and poor with fake promises.

Without naming Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who had visited poor and downtrodden in the past, Mayawati said dining and sleeping with low-castes would not wipe out their poverty and unemployment.

“I want to say this to the leader of the Congress party that by visiting the houses of low-castes and poor, and sleeping with them, and by hugging their children, will not wipe out their poverty and unemployment,” she said. Uttar Pradesh is expected to witness a quadrilateral contest between the BSP, the Samajwadi Party, the BJP and the Congress party.

BJP chief Rajnath Singh said the Congress party is facing desertion.

“Today, all are deserting the Congress and they are calling it a divorce. The Congress party is standing lonely in Indian politics. And in the NDA, it is a time of friendship. This is the main difference between the two,” Singh said during his campaign in Mangaldoi.

A coalition of BJP and the Asom Gana Parishad is taking on the Congress party in Assam. (ANI)

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