Former UP Chief Minister and BSP chief Mayawati appeared to be heading for a big trouble just ahead of elections, after UP poll authorities on Monday sent a factual report to the Election Commission (EC) over her recent remarks.
She allegedly called on Muslims to vote for the SP-BSP alliance in the Lok Sabha election instead of allowing Congress to split their votes.
The chief electoral officer of Uttar Pradesh had asked the Sharanpur district magistrate on Sunday to send him a factual report on Mayawati’s remarks.
It was meant to allow the poll panel to ascertain whether the comments were violative of the Model Code of Conduct, in force since March 10.
The model code states: “There shall be no appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes.”
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief’s open appeal to the minority community came at the first joint rally her party held with the Samajwadi Party at Deoband in the last two decades.
“I want to make an open appeal. It is not the Congress but the (SP-BSP-RLD) alliance which is fighting the BJP. The Congress wants to ensure that the alliance does not win. The Congress is trying to help the BJP in this election,” Mayawati had reportedly said while sharing the stage with SP president Akhilesh Yadav and RLD chief Ajit Singh.