Mayawati stands no chance for PM's post : Congress

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Jaipur, Aug 13 (UNI) Congress today reiterated that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati stood no chance of becoming the Prime Minister and held that her strength in the Lok Sabha was likely to decline.

Talking to newspersons here the party Spokesman Mohan Prakash said any aspirant for the post of Prime Minister requires to have support of 272 members in the Lok Sabha, whereas the BSP Supremo was having support of less than 100 MPs in the lower house.

Mr Prakash said this figure was likely to decline as neither the UP Chief Minister's own party nor those parties which were supposed to be supporting her candidature, were likely to maintain their seats in the next Lok Sabha elections.

The Congress spokesman also ridiculed Ms Mayawati's reported statement regarding threat to her life and said her 'mis-rule' in UP had actually posed a serious threat to the development of the state and safety and security of the people.

He also criticised BJP and Sangh Parivar's frontal organisations for ''undue raking up of the SASB land issue'' and said the Saffron party had taken agitational approach over the issue as a desperate bid to regain its lost support base in Jammu region but would not succeed as people were much impressed by the previous Ghulam Nabi Azad Government's good work.

In Rajasthan too, prospects of Congress had improved constantly as people were unhappy with the Vasundhara Raje Government's 'misrule', Mr Prakash said.

The ruling BJP was heading for a bitter defeat and the Congress would form the next government in this state, the Congress leader said.


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