FIROZABAD, UP: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday said the workers of Samajwadi Party, her ally and one of the three parties in the opposition gathbandan(alliance) in Uttar Pradesh, "have a lot to learn from the BSP workers". During the rally, while addressing the crowd, BSP supremo got miffed with loud sloganeering and took a dig at SP workers saying that they should learn how to listen attentively during rallies from BSP people.
"The sloganeering and shouting you (SP) do in the middle of a speech, I think you should learn a little from the BSP people how they listen carefully to what I say. The SP people need to learn a lot," said Mayawati at a joint rally of the SP-BSP alliance which was also attended by SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
Mayawati, the four-time UP chief minister, has cobbled up an alliance in UP, the state that sends maximum lawmakers to the parliament, with Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party, an old rival, and Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal for the national elections to take on the ruling BJP. According to reports, when Mayawati was speaking a lot of noise was coming from where SP workers were sitting. This prompted Mayawati to take a sharp swipe at its alliance partner. Targeting the BJP, Congress and other opposition parties, Mayawati said that voters should be careful not to fall for their tactics. "Parties are going all out to create an environment favourable for them by manipulating the media, opinion polls and surveys. Voters should not be misled by these things," she said.