With the election in Chhattisgarh less than a month away, the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati addressed an election rally in Chhattisgarh.
Mayawati shared the dais with former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, whom she has projected as Chief Minister candidate for the alliance.
In her address, Mayawati took on the ruling BJP and RSS and also questioned the frenzy around the Ram Mandir at Ayodhaya.
The BSP chief had dismissed the alliance with opposition Congress saying that the party was not offered respectable number of seats to form alliance.
She said that as the elections are approaching, efforts to build the Ram Mandir is gaining momentum. But BJP can make as many Ram Mandirs in UP and elsewhere but it won’t give ensure political gains for either BJP or RSS.
Addressing the rally in Bilaspur, former CM Ajit Jogi was assured that he will get the respect in this alliance that he never got in the Congress party.
The former UP CM had previously slammed Congress as an arrogant party – much like BJP, she had said – and even said that some of its leaders were not interested in any alliance with BSP.
At the rally however, Mayawati said that all efforts should be made for a mahagatbandhan before the Lok Sabha elections next year.
Elections in the state have been set for November 12 and 20.
Three-time CM Raman Singh of BJP would be hoping for yet another term in office.>