Varanasi, Feb 11: Hardening its stand, Mayawati on Friday expressed her views in a mass gathering, where she said Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's campaign is a "conspiracy to pave the way for FDI in retail".
Criticising the Congress party, Mayawati said that during the regime of Congress, the people of the state were forced to go out and search their livelihood.
Rahul asks the people that "aapko gussa nahin ataa? (Don't you get angry?). Truth is the Congress first introduces poverty in UP, then its prince starts calling our people beggars. Then, he plays sympathizer," said Mayawati
"If you commit the blunder of bringing in a Congress government here, the party would handover all your businesses and industries to foreign companies," she warned.
While talking on the minority quotas, Mayawati said that "Without amending the Constitution to increase reservations from 50%, creating a 4.5% quota provision for the minority within the 27% quota of OBCs will lead to adverse effects."
The Congress, Mayawati said, was trying to create differences between OBCs and minority."
"The Congress is pushing to regain power in UP only to introduce FDI in retail." But Sushma had some barbs for Mayawati too. Talking of the CM's park fetish, she said: "If Rs 600 crore was spent on generating jobs, the dalits would have been better off," said Sushma Swaraj who was addressing the rally in Varanasi at the same time.