Mirzapur: BSP chief Mayawati on Friday downplayed the Congress’ ‘Nyay’ scheme and promised to introduce a better one to eradicate poverty from the country if “Mahagathbandhan” comes to power at the Centre.
“Like the BJP, the Congress is also making big promises. Its promise to give Rs 6,000 per month to the poor will not help in eradicating poverty. If we get a chance to form government at the Centre, we will make provisions to permanently employ poor people in government and private sectors,” Mayawati said at an election rally here.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister appealed to the people to vote for the SP-BSP-RLD alliance so that it can form the government at the Centre.
Attacking the ruling BJP for what she called ‘communal, castiest, and RSS-influenced policies,” she said the Congress is responsible for the saffron party’s rise and its “dictatorial and egoistic rule” rule in most of the states and at the Centre.
She said: “Actually the Congress is responsible for the BJP’s dictatorial and egoistic rule in most of the states and at the Centre today. Had the Congress party worked with honesty and dedication for the people, we would not have seen the BJP in power in major parts of the country.”...