Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, at the national executive meeting of her party on Sunday, blamed Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav for the humiliating defeat of their alliance in Lok Sabha elections.
She further said that since the election results, Yadav had neither visited nor talked to her over phone.
Mayawati further said that Akhilesh had an important say in seat-sharing between the alliance partners and played a pivotal role in the selection of candidates. “Akhilesh asked me to field minimum Muslim candidates as it might lead to polarisation,” Mayawati said, adding, “It was a bad advice and it proved to be an important factor in the defeat of the alliance.
The party also discussed other important issues regarding the removal of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and holding elections through ballot papers all across the country.