Lucknow, Mar 15 (ANI): The Samajwadi party (SP) on Sunday said that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani becomes the Prime Minister after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati would become his deputy.
"In the past Mayawati had formed government in Uttar Pradesh thrice with the support of the BJP. Her Rakhi relation with Lalji Tandon (BJP's candidate from Lucknow) is well known. Therefore, I say that if Advani becomes the country's prime minister, Mayawati will be the deputy prime minister," Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh said while addressing party workers, earlier in the Sunday afternoon.
"Whether it is lotus or elephant, they are companions as brother and sister," Amar Singh remarked.
The SP leader blamed BSP chief of fielding maximum number of candidates with criminal antecedents.
"If Congress wants to field its leaders like Salman Khursheed and Noor Bano, they are free. But Bhadohi assembly by-elections, where the Congress candidate forfeited his deposit by getting a mere 2,000 votes, show the ground reality. The seat was won by the SP candidate despite misuse of official machinery by the BSP government," Singh commented. (ANI)