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Why despite her loss Mayawati still thinks Dalits are unaffected by Narendra Modi wave

Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 1:31pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

In an election where the BJP very easily swept away the elections, reducing its principal opposition to double digits in the Lok Sabha, another party which was completely overcome by BJP was the Mayawati led Bahujan Samajan Party.

In a stunningly outcome the BSP garnered no seats in the lok Sabha compared to their 20 in 2009. 

Their ever vocally charged leader Mayawati however did have a lot to say on the issue. She did acknowledge her party's loss and still seemed to want to blame everything but the ineffectivity of their own campaign compared to the BJP's overwhelmingly potent assault on the senses. 

Mayawati has stated that despite them getting no seat they still garnered the third highest number of votes in the country. An astounding feat of course, if only it lead to any kind of parliamentary holdings.

Mayawati has also been quoted as having said that the verdict was against the UPA not against her own party.

Further on she also blamed Amit Shah and his 'inflammatory' speeches for the BSP's loss and also how the BJP along with the Samajwadi Party was against the BSP to begin with. She believes that the upper classes turned tail and deserted her but still, the Dalits were not particularly affected by Narendra Modi. Although there have been allegations against the BJP and even Shah for polarising the 2014 elections, credit must be given to the man who has managed to wrest UP, a state in wich the BJP had become a marginal if not negligible presence.

The BJP regime which gained popularity thanks to an enigmatic leader and a promise of development and progress completely wiped out the BSP and left the Samajwadi party with five seats in UP.

Although Mayawati seems outwardly confident in her vote pockets which included her approach to form a Dalit-Muslim alliance the results spoke for themselves with a majority of the state veering toward the BJP. 


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