Mau­rya Pre­dicts One-Sided Win for BJP in Western UP

UP BJP pres­i­dent claims that BJP is poised to get over 300 seats in UP

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Va­sudha.Venu­gopal @times­group.com

Agra: The crowd at Bhadawar waited for UP BJP pres­i­dent Ke­shav Prasad Mau­rya for two hours be­fore his he­li­copter landed. But the wait was worth as Mau­rya told them in typ­i­cal style that when BJP re­turns to power in UP, nei­ther Bua nor Babua (Mayawati and Akhilesh) would be spared. “How can you trust some­one who be­trayed his own fa­ther,” he asked, with the crowd lustily cheer­ing him. He then told them that only those who lived near the SP bas­tion of Etawah re­ceived basic ameni­ties. Mau­rya claimed that BJP was poised to get over 300 seats in UP and head­ing for a one-sided win in western UP.

Later, speak­ing to ET on the re­ported tus­sle between the RSS and BJP over ticket dis­tri­bu­tion, Mau­rya said there was noth­ing like be­ing favoured or re­jected by the RSS. “I am a swayam­se­vak my­self. RSS is a cul­tural or­gan­i­sa­tion that puts the na­tion ahead of every­thing. Every swayam­se­vak knows that among the SP, BSP and BJP, only the BJP is good for UP. He also knows the im­pact that 2017 can have on 2019. “I am con­fi­dent every RSS mem­ber here will vote for the BJP and mo­bilise oth­ers to vote for it too.” Mau­rya said that 95% of up­set par­ty­men have been made to un­der­stand the com­pul­sions of ticket dis­tri­bu­tion and were cam­paign­ing for the party now. “Big lead­ers have spo­ken to them, lis­tened to their griev­ances. We ad­mit we could not give tick­ets to some de­serv­ing can­di­dates. But we will never com­pro­mise on their hon­our. The party will en­sure work­ers get am­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to progress. I un­der­stand their pain as I am a worker too. They can be up­set with us, but they won’t be against us.” Mau­rya claimed that the Union Bud­get had promised re­lief of .₹ 10,000 crore to farm­ers and has a pro­posal to de­velop 50,000 vil­lages. “Traders and mid­dle class too are happy with tax re­lief. BJP at its first Cab­i­net meet­ing in UP will waive off loans of farm­ers and an­nounce in­ter­est-free loans for them. Peo­ple of UP know Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi is an hon­est man and have faith in him.”

Lash­ing out at the UP chief min­is­ter he said, “Akhilesh is anti-de­vel­op­ment. He has spent his en­tire life­time build­ing his own im­age. If he has done work here why did he need sup­port of the Congress that has no ex­is­tence in UP?” Ac­cord­ing to him, the CM’s big­gest fail­ure was his ‘en­cour­age­ment’ to goon­das and cor­rupt. ‘Mi­gra­tion’ of Hin­dus and ‘pro­tec­tion’ to ‘Mus­lim goon­das’ made peo­ple lose faith in SP. The BJP will bring all those peo­ple back and be­cause of whom they had to flee their home, he claimed. Turn­ing to BSP chief Mayawati, he claimed that she was no longer trusted by her own par­ty­men as she had ‘ditched the poor for wealth’.

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