Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 19 (ANI): Ignoring Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati's criticism over the newly formed Uttar Pradesh Government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said their main focus is to bring development and good governance in the state.
"Mayawati has been making such negative statements since the elections rally and she is doing the same today. We want to work for development and good governance and we have less time. She should keep her thinking with herself. Despite being a senior leader she is making such statements," BJP spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI.
Earlier in the day, Mayawati cornered the BJP saying that the saffron party has betrayed the backward and Brahmins by appointing Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
"With an intention to fulfil their RSS agenda, the BJP has named Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister who belongs to 'Khastriya Samaj' and by doing so the party has also insulted the 'Brahmin Samaj'. The anti-backward class face of BJP has been exposed. The BJP has betrayed and misled the other backward and Brahmin class," Mayawati told ANI.
The BSP chief further said the BJP has insulted the other backward class by naming Kehasv Prasad Maurya as deputy chief minister which is a post lower than that of chief minister.
"The BJP has betrayed Maurya by not appointing him the Chief Minister. He can't even raise his voice because if he does then the BJP will throw him out of the party. He could not take the shock and that is why he got admitted in the hospital," she added.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister further said that the BJP lured and gathered votes of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) by advancing Keshav Prasad Maurya in the party and assuring him the Chief Minister post in rallies.
Mayawati said the decision to appoint Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is wrong and it is one of the strategies of BJP to end reservation.
"This is a conspiracy against reservation system. BJP appointed a person as UP Chief Minister who is a follower of the RSS," Mayawati added. (ANI)