Although Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are slated to be held in 2017, but the main rivals of the hindi heartland- the ruling Samjawadi Party and the opposition Bahujan Samaj Party have already got themselves into the high-voltage poll-mode. BSP supremo and the former UP chief minister Mayawati, who was reduced to zero in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, on Saturday, Oct 31, pledged not to construct any more memorials and museums in future, if she comes to power.
Her previous terms saw a flurry of such projects including a giant park in Noida, that were widely criticised by other political parties. Opposition had alleged financial fraud to the tune of Rs 40,000 crore in installation of statues of elephants and also stone memorials by her government in the state. While eying upon the upcoming assembly polls in the state, Mayawati said that she would concentrate on development and law and order. The BSP chief said she would ensure that all 'goonda' elements are behind the bars, which she said was the right place for them. Mayawati said though her party lost, but its vote percentage was intact. She also slammed the Centre for misusing of CBI against her.
Fear of 'bua' Mayawati should be in everyone's mind: Akhilesh
Meanwhile, while addressing a function at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia University, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said fear of bua (aunt) should be in everyone mind. "I am not afraid, but fear of Bua (aunt) should be in everybody's mind," he said. Akhilesh also announced that the Ramabai Ambedkar ground will be given to Bhimrao Ambedkar University.