Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday claimed that BSP “transferred” votes to BJP which is why the latter won the majority of seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and he could prove it.
“BSP used to transfer its votes to BJP. This is why it got zero seats, while BJP won the majority of seats in the 2014
parliamentary polls. I have data of booths that show votes (of BSP) were transferred to BJP. I can prove it,” he claimed.
Out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, BJP swept the state by winning 71, leaving Samajwadi Party in distant second with just five seats. The BSP drew a blank in 2014 after winning 20 seats in 2009 parliamentary elections.
Yadav was asked why BJP won elections held during the tenures of Samajwadi Party-led governments in the state. On another query related to BSP, he said, “Do not ask me anything about this party. They should give some thought to what they have done for the development of the state.”
Asked about Mayawati’s claim that the Lucknow Metro and the Agra Expressway were initiatives of her government, Yadav said, “Nobody stopped her from rolling out these schemes… She may claim that she had plans to launch the smart phone scheme. She should tell us if she can press a single button or has knowledge of smart phones.”
(With inputs from PTI)