Bhubaneswar, April 2 (LocalWire): BSP supremo Mayawati began her poll campaign today at Baramunda grounds here by targeting both the Congress and the BJP and urged the people to vote for the party that looks into the development of dalits, tribals and weaker sections of society.
‘The Congress was involved in the Bofors scam and the BJP is involved in Rafale proving that both the parties were not interested in strengthening our security forces,’ she said while addressing the rally.
She alleged that both the parties have discriminatory mindset. ‘Both Congress and BJP never worked for the development of backward and minority sections. Their discriminatory mindset is yet to be changed.’
‘There are a number of reserved category vacancies in Odisha due to the BJD’s lack of concern to uplift the backward and minority communities in the state,’ she added.
Mayawati also slammed the demonetization drive by the BJP. ‘Small businesses were affected by the haste in which GST and demonetization was implemented, leading to increase in unemployment,’ she said.