During the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy, the mythical opposition unity was touted with great fanfare. Among the many ‘united’ faces, were that of Sonia Gandhi and BSP supremo Mayawati hugging it out with Prince Rahul looking on in adulation.
However, a few months after the event, the mahagathbandan seems to be crumbling like a house of cards. Today, BSP supremo Mayawati held a press conference and trained guns at the Congress party.
Speaking about the alliance, she said that Digvijay Singh doesn’t want an alliance between the Congress party and BSP because he is scared of central government agencies like CBI and Enforcement Directorate. Hilariously, she called Digvijay a ‘BJP agent’ while refuting the allegations that it was because of her that the alliance was falling through.
She said that Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi’s intentions for a grand alliance was pure, but some leaders from within the Congress party are sabotaging such plans. She also revealed that Congress is scared to give Muslim candidates tickets for fighting elections because they are scared of the BJP, and asserted that BSP cannot do that.
She also accused the Congress of using Dalits but not doing anything substantial for the community.
“The truth is that the Congress has used the Dalits to rule the country. But it has a casteist and communal mindset and so they have never done anything for the community”: BSP chief Mayawati
— NDTV (@ndtv) October 3, 2018
Calling Congress arrogant, Mayawati said that Congress in a bad shape and yet, they think they can fight and win elections alone. She also asserted that it is this arrogance that has led to the Congress party’s downfall.