Varanasi, Apr 18 (UNI) The BSP today said Samajwadi Party supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav will lose his deposit from Bharthana assembly seat.
''Mr Yadav will not only be trounced by BSP candidate Shiv Prasad Yadav, but the SP supremo will also lose his deposit in the constituency considered safest for him,'' BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra said addressing an election rally in the Gangapur constituency here.
''After losing the deposit, Mr Yadav who has hitherto practised casteist politics will come to know that a person from his own caste has outsmarted him.'' Mr Mishra, also a Rajya Sabha MP further alleged that the unholy SP-BJP axis afraid of growing Brahmin support for Ms Mayawati-led party is circulating in BSP's name pamphlets containing anti-Brahmin references to provoke the upper caste to vote against the party. An FIR has been lodged in this connection by the party and the culprits will be nabbed soon.
''Brahmin and other upper caste voters, who have come to know that BSP is not against them but is for establishment of an equitable society, will not be influenced by any pamphlets being circulated by our opponents,'' he said.
Mr Mishra also denied BJP's allegation that the BSP was poisoning the atmosphere in UP by issuing booklet containing derogatory referances about Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Yadavas, Baniyas and Muslims.
Alleging the SP and the BJP are two sides of the same coin, Mr Mishra said ''the controversial CDs released for polarising votes on communal lines in UP have been made at one studio only, which proves that both SP and BJP are pursuing a common electoral strategy.'' The SP-led government installed with help from present UP BJP president and former assembly speaker Keshri Nath Tripathi three years ago has done nothing but create an atmosphere of terror in UP.
''Please note the names of the SP-sponsored criminals who have troubled you, and we promise to send them all behind the bars once we come to power in UP,'' Mr Mishra suggested.
Highlighting the BSP committment towards all sections, Mr Mishra said ''the BSP is not a casteist party as referred to by opponents, but is for advancing interests of all including Brahmins and other upper castes.'' UNI ARS VS SK VC1902