Centre, UP govt conspiring to weaken quota system: Maya

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Centre, UP govt conspiring to weaken quota system: Maya

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

Reiterating that her party would go it alone in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said that the Centre as well as the UP government were conspiring to weaken the reservation system.

 

"I have repeatedly said that the BSP will have no pre-poll alliance in UP assembly polls and the party will contest all the 403 seats " she said.

 

BSP is contesting the Punjab assembly polls in alliance with Akali Dal.

 

She said that with people’s support the BSP would come to power in UP like in 2007.

 

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Mayawati said that she reviewed the preparation of the reserved and some other assembly seats with Most Backward, Muslims and Jat leaders. "The governments are conspiring to weaken the reservation system which was enforced through Article 340 of the Constitution framed by Dr BR Ambedkar," she said.

 

The former chief minister of UP also said that by denying a backward class census, the BJP had shown its anti-backward attitude.

 

Attacking the state government, she alleged, "Among religious minorities, Muslims are very upset in all matters with the state government. In this government their progress has stopped. Their exploitation is being done by framing them in fake cases and fear is created among them with new rules and laws. This also shows the BJP's step-motherly treatment towards them."

 

"In my government, their progress and security was ensured," she asserted.

 

The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh said the Congress did not implement the Mandal Commission report and the BSP got it implemented in the VP Singh government due to which the OBC community got reservation facilities.

 

She further alleged that Centre and "casteist" state governments were making reservation ineffective by making new rules and laws and also taking support of courts and the same was happening in Uttar Pradesh also. Mayawati promised that if the BSP was voted to power, her government would ensure progress, welfare and security of Jats and OBC communities besides that of Muslims.

 

"In today's meeting we discussed all the issues with the leaders and sorted out problems which could hinder our victory in the reserved seats", Mayawati said.

 

Of the total 86 reserved assembly seats in UP assembly, in 2017 polls, BSP could win only two seats while majority 76 seats were won by BJP and its allies.

 

Meanwhile, Mayawati appealed to the chairman of Rajya Sabha to reconsider his order for suspension of 12 opposition members for the entire session.

 

 "The action taken against these 12 MPs for their acts during the monsoon session is harsh," she said, adding that the Rajya Sabha chairman should talk to these suspended MPs and resolve the matter.

 

"If the matter is not resolved soon, then unnecessarily the Rajya Sabha proceedings will be disrupted and it will be a loss to the country," she added.

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