Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has openly let the world know about a rift in 'Mahagathbandhan', after ruling out an alliance with the Rahul Gandhi led-Congress party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Announcing that her party will no longer contest with Congress in the upcoming state elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the BSP supremo on Wednesday said that her she will fight on her own in the poll-bound states.
During the press conference, BSP chief Mayawati crumbled down the Congress’ idea of 'Mahagathbandhan', as she said that the ‘her party will not gain anything if it will go in alliance with the Congress at any cost' while further stating that 'it will not bow in front of Congress'.
"BSP has the power to uproot our political rivals on our own," she later added.
Speaking further during her scathing attack at the Congress party, Mayawati also mentioned that Congress MP Digvijaya Singh doesn’t want an alliance between the two parties because ‘he is scared of central government agencies like CBI and Enforcement Directorate'. Thereafter, the BSP supremo accused him of being a ‘BJP agent’.
Directing her speech towards the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi for the grand alliance, she exclaimed 'while their intentions of the Mahagathbandhan were pure, there are some leaders in the party who are sabotaging the plans'.
Calling out the Congress for being casteist and communal, Mayawati also claimed that the Rahul Gandhi's party is scared to give election tickets to ‘Muslim’ candidates, only because they are scared of their rival BJP.
"The truth is that, through this 'Mahagathbandhan', Congress party wants to destroy BSP. This means that the Congress, despite support from the Dalits and backward sections of the society, has a casteist and communal mindset like BJP. It has not worked for development for these sections of the society," Mayawati said in her speech at the press conference.
She also accused the Congress of misusing the identity of Dalits community for their welfare, but not doing anything substantial for the them.