Former BJP MP Savitribai Phule alleged that the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh was a conspiracy by Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to help the BJP. She recalled that on so many occasions, Mulayam Singh Yadav said he wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be re-elected. In states like Gujarat and Rajasthan, people wanted an alliance but Mayawati did not encourage it because she wants the BJP to benefit, she added.
She asserted that oOne thing that clearly emerges out of all this for me is that only the Congress can stop Modi. She quit the BJP last year and set to contest from Bahraich on a Congress ticket after joining the party earlier this month in the presence of Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Phule joined the BJP in 2000 and contested the assembly elections in 2002, 2007 and 2012. She managed to win the 2012 elections and later the 2014 Lok Sabha election but fell out with the saffron party after the Supreme Court struck down the stringent provisions of the Atrocities Act.
She said that both Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are putting up a tough fight and questioning how Modi’s regime only benefitted big corporate houses and ignored the people of the country. She found that there is immense enthusiasm among youth on seeing Priyanka Gandhi on the ground.
Phule said that Priyanka is very honest. “As a woman, I am very happy to have her”, she said.. If Congress forms the next government, she is sure that it will implement the Constitution in true spirit. “I have spoken to Rahul Gandhi about the need to do so, and how true implementation will lead to true development of the country”, she added.