Wednesday, March 7, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Mayawati: Fearing BJP's return, Muslims voted for Samajwadi Party

7 Mar, 2012, 12.39PM IST, TNN,

Mayawati: Fearing BJP's return, Muslims voted for Samajwadi Party

NEW DELHI: Addressing the media for the first time after her defeat in
the UP polls, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday said that her government
did bring about significant changes in the state., "Uttar Pradesh was
in bad shape when I took over as the CM of the state," Mayawati said.
The Congress-led UPA government did not help the UP government,
Mayawati said, Analyising her defeat in the state polls, Mayawati said
that fearing the return of the BJP, Muslims voted in overwhelming
numbers for Samajwadi party., Mayawati also blamed Congress party for
playing Muslim quota politics in the state., The BSP chief also
expressed hope that her party would return to power in next assembly
elections. "The people of the state would get fed up with the bad
governance of the upcoming SP government and they would vote her back
to power," she said., Earlier, Mayawati on Thursday tendered her
resignation to governor B L Joshi after facing a rout in the assembly
elections., Mayawati's BSP faced a rout in the assembly elections
managing to win only 80 seats. Her party had won 206 seats in the 2007
assembly elections.

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