The Congress on Monday sharpened its attack on the BSP ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, alleging that the Mayawati-led party has an informal understanding with the BJP in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Enthused by the AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s padyatra in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress has made the BSP and the BJP its main target of attack. However, the Congress is not keen on attacking the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. The BSP and the Samajwadi Party have been backing the Manmohan Singh government from outside unconditionally.
The BJP and the BSP are “speaking the same language” on issues like law and order, corruption and land acquisition in the state, party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters, adding that the “friendship and ties” between them was on for long.
Alleging that the two parties do not want their alliance to be known publicly, he said that was why they were working in “cloak and dagger” manner.
People in the country and Uttar Pradesh are well aware of the “unholy alliance”, he said, adding that the BSP
and the Uttar Pradesh chief minister were “running scared” due to the “upsurge” of support to Mr Rahul Gandhi.
When told that the Congress-led coalition at the Centre was dependent on the BSP support, he said that at no point of time, the Congress has hesitated to vigorously raise various issues of public interest. Asian Age