Mayawati cheating Muslims on reservation issues: SP

Lucknow, Sep 29: The main opposition Samajwadi Party has accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of cheating Muslims on the reservation issue.

SP state President Akhilesh Yadav also claimed that all sections of the society including farmers and workers were disappointed with the state government.

"Instead of concentrating on development, the government has spent public money on statues and memorials and it is cheating people," he alleged.

"There is anger and disappointment among people towards the BSP government and the Samajwadi Party is receiving good support from the people. The challange we have is to convert this support into votes," Yadav, who has launched the ''Kranti Rathyatra'' to garner people's support to oust the BSP government in the state, said.

"The government is even cheating Muslims on the issue of reservation. Writing a letter (to the Prime Minister) is mere courtesy, it will not give reservation," he said.

Mayawati had recently shot off a reminder to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking reservation for Muslims and Jats.

Ruling out infighting among cadres specially after ticket distribution, Akhilesh said that all partymen were unitedly working with the purpose of ousting the BSP government.

"We have made an effort to give tickets to committed party workers and leaders. There are only one per cent case where ticket was given to a person, who has joined the SP from other parties," he said.


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