Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati lashed at the Yogi Adityanath government for delaying the announcement of the hike in sugarcane prices, here on Monday. Mayawati also alleged that expansion of the state ministry in the fag end of the tenure will not serve any purpose for the BJP.
In a series of tweets on Monday morning, Ex UP chief minister Mayawati said, "the entire farmer society is very sad and troubled by the anti-farmer policies of the Central and UP govt. but now increasing the MSP of sugarcane as a face saving tactic before the elections is not the right solution to the basic problem of farming. In such a situation, the farmer is not going to fall under any guise of them".
She further said that "UP BJP govt kept ignoring the farmers here for the four and a half years and did not increase the support price of sugarcane, which I have pointed out in the enlightened class conference on Sept 7 last. Now they remember the sugarcane farmer just before the election which shows their selfishness."
Mayavati said, "Whoever has been made minister by BJP yesterday to mobilize votes on the basis of caste in UP, but it would have been better if they did not accept it because as long as they understand their respective ministry and want to do something, the election code of conduct will be enforced". She said, "While the present BJP govt has not taken any concrete steps for the development and upliftment of their society, but most of the works started by the BSP government in their interests have also been stopped. Advice to these classes to be careful with this double-character of the BJP."