On the occasion of Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) supremo Mayawati's 63rd birthday, her party leaders have not only extended warm wishes for their party chief, but have also declared her a Prime Ministerial-candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Specifically, they have declared her India's next Prime Minister.
Posters of birthday wishes for the BSP chief have been surfacing on social media wherein Mayawati has been projected as next Prime Minister.
National spokesperson of BSP Sudhindra Bhadoria has congratulated Mayawati by putting posters saying, "Well wishes for India' would be Prime Minister Mayawati on her birthday on January 15".
He took to Twitter to share the 'birthday wish'. Here's the tweet:
Earlier on Tuesday, BSP chief Mayawati appealed to workers of her party and the Samajwadi Party to forget their past differences. On Saturday, the BSP and the SP announced an alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to unitedly fight the BJP.
"Forget past differences and ensure victory of all joint candidates of the SP and the BSP. This will be my ideal birthday gift," Mayawati said at a press conference here on the her 63rd birthday.
The SP and the BSP have decided on a 50-50 seat-sharing deal under which each party will contest 38 seats. Both parties will leave two seats for the smaller parties out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The parties, however, decided not to contest in Amethi and Rae Bareli, which are represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi respectively, leaving the Congress out of the alliance.
On Saturday, when Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav was asked about whether Mayawati would be the PM-face of the newly-formed Gathbandhan. His response was positive but cryptically so:
"You know who is my choice. Uttar Pradesh has given prime ministers in the past and trend will be repeated again".