Mayawati saves SP from criticism, says focus on national parties

LUCKNOW: While he lashed out at the BJP and Congress at a press conference here to celebrate his 64th birthday, BSP chief Mayawati He failed to criticize the Samajwadi Party with which he was in a short-term alliance.

When asked about her “silence” on the SP, Mayawati said she will speak only on national issues and national parties.

My birthday is celebrated as 'Jan Kalyankari Diwas' (Wellness Day) throughout the country and, therefore, most of the speech refers to the Center and the hot topics before the country, he said.

He said that if he talked about government and state policies, he would consume the same amount of time.

During the press conference, he said that the BJP and Congress were two sides of the same coin.

He also blamed the BJP state government for working against the interest of people who faced difficulties due to their narrow mentality and wrong decisions.

Head of the Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav wished Mayawati on her birthday through.

Greetings to national president of Bahujan Samaj Party Mayawati ji on her birthday, the tweet in Hindi said.

Mayawati had forged an alliance with Akhilesh Yadav 's party just ahead of the Lok sabha elections last May, after years of bitter rivalry.

But the alliance was undone shortly after the results were declared, with the BSP worse than the SP in Uttar Pradesh. The two sides fought each other in the assembly for polls.