BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday targeted the Congress for being “anti-Dalit” and asked the people to teach the party a lesson.
From CBI clean chits to Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors case and Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 riots case, to the black money trail – Maya alleged one Congress minister has crores stashed in Swiss bank accounts – to making political capital out of the three Muslim BSP candidates in the city, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister kept the 15,000-odd crowd glued to every word of her 50-minute speech.
“Baba Saheb Ambedkar had told Dalits not to vote for the Congress even after his death, after a Congress-fielded candidate defeated him in the 1952 Lok Sabha elections with the gross misuse of the government machinery,” Ms. Mayawati told an election rally here and asked the people to avenge the defeat of Dr. Ambedkar.
She alleged that the Congress led by “Nehru and Company” had attempted to block the entry of Dr. Ambedkar in the Samvidhan Sabha of the country through various measures. “These are the facts after knowing which, people from the Dalit community can never forgive the Congress,” she said.