BSP president and former UP Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday promised to give Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh which both the Congress and the BJP have failed to give.
In a press conference at Sai Priya Resorts, along with her alliance partner Jana Sena Party president said, while the Congress did injustice by bifurcating the State without according the special status, the BJP made tall promises during 2014 elections but failed to keep none of them.
Asked whether she was in the race to become Prime Minister, she said it would depend on the desire of the people. However, she added that she would replicate the UP model of development which she had ushered in during her four-time stint as Chief Minister of the State if given an opportunity.
Exuding confidence that the BSP, JSP, CPI, and CPI (M) alliance would form the next government headed by Mr. Kalyan, whom she described as a young leader with a passion to serve the poor and the downtrodden.
Mr. Kalyan who also spoke said, Ms. Mayawati was a tall leader with proven track-record of administration and that the country needed her services as the Prime Minister. He denied the charge that he was ‘soft’ in attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP saying he never used ‘indecent’ words against anyone like AP CM Chandrababu Naidu.
Ms. Mayawati said in UP BSP-Samajwadi Party and its allies were all set to sweep the elections teaching the BJP a fitting lesson. She said in other States also the parties which subscribe to their ideology would come together post-election.