Miffed by loud sloganeering supposedly by Samajwadi Party workers during her address at a rally in Firozabad, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said that the SP workers need to learn how to listen attentively from BSP people.
“The sloganeering and shouting you (SP) do in the middle of a speech, I think you should learn a little from the BSP people how they listen carefully to what I say. The SP people need to learn a lot,” stated Mayawati at a joint rally of the SP-BSP alliance which was also attended by SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
Targeting the BJP, Congress and other opposition parties, Mayawati announced that voters should be careful not to fall for their tactics.
“Parties are going all out to create an environment favorable for them by manipulating the media, opinion polls and surveys. Voters should not be misled by these things,” she told.
“People should be able to see through the tall promises in manifestos of political parties and not get lured by it,” Mayawati continued.
Burying the decades-old hatchet, the SP and BSP have joined forces to take on the Congress and BJP in Uttar Pradesh. As per a pre-poll pact, the BSP, SP, and RLD are contesting on 38, 37 and 3 Lok Sabha seats, respectively.
In Firozabad, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Shivpal Singh Yadav of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) is contesting against his nephew Akshaya Yadav, son of SP general secretary Prof Ram Gopal Yadav. Akshaya is also the sitting MP from the seat.