UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey today went on to say that the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not see the SP-BJP alliance in the state as a “threat” to it in the Lok Sabha elections and also said that the works done by the Central government and the persona of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are enough to wipe them out.
UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey said: “We don’t see the alliance of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as a threat (in the Lok Sabha elections). BJP is focussing on the works done by the Modi government and his persona.”
“While others are only bothered about coming to power, the BJP is focussing on villages and working for the upliftment of the poor. Therefore, the grand alliance is neither a challenge, nor a threat,” Pandey said, adding that in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls, every section of the society endorsed the BJP.
Even the Dalits, who are considered to be BSP supremo Mayawati’s vote bank, have extended their support to the BJP, he said. On the allegation that Mayawati was only fielding strongmen as candidates, Pandey said: “Mayawati’s BSP is contesting 38 seats, out of which only two tickets have been given to the party cadres while the remaining 32 have gone to industrialists and outsiders. These strongmen were picked only after taking a sufficient amount. It’s unfortunate.
“The BJP and the other parties have maintained a distance with the strongmen, but Mayawati has shown her double face by giving tickets to them. She only cares for wealth, it doesn’t matter if it comes from a criminal or from an industrialist,” said the BJP state chief.