"It was a government sponsored rally in which no announcements were made about welfare of dalits and backwards. The objective of the rally was just to show strength of BSP government in which official machinery was misused blatantly", SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury said.
Alleging that Mayawati was afraid of its shrinking mass base, Chowdhruy said "this was the reason she was making absurd statements". Congress spokesman Akhilesh Pratap Singh said that Mayawati had got an idea that her government would be uprooted and her entire speech showed her fear.
"It seems that Mayawati has got Rahul phobia and it showed in her speech in which she mentioned his name repeatedly", Congress leader Dwijendra Tripathi said. BJP state president Surya Pratap Shahi said that Mayawati has "lost the trust of the people" as she did nothing for their welfare in her tenure, which is going to end soon. "The rally was an example of misue of official system," he alleged.