On her 63rd birthday , Mayawati said that her most significant gift would be that members of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party keep their past bitterness aside.
She said that keeping past problems aside and joining hands together would ensure their victory in Uttar Pradesh.
Mayawati also made it clear that her political attacks against the ruling BJP, off-and-on ally Congress would not be spared.
“These governments are only waiving loans up to Rs 2 lakh and this will not help farmers in any manner,” Mayawati said.
The BSP, she said pointedly, had never been a slave of industrialists, “unlike others who ultimately end up only writing off the loans of big industrialists”.
She also talked about the Rafale deal controversy – on which Rahul Gandhi had attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi — and placed the Congress in the same boat as the BJP.
“There should be a proper mechanism for defence purchases to avoid fiascos like Bofors and Rafale,” she said.
“The big question is why the farm loan waiver cut offs have been set to nine months ago. Also these governments are only waiving loans up to Rs 2 lakh and this will not help farmers in any manner,” Mayawati said.