Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: SP-Congress 'tie-up' sign of weakness, says Mayawati

New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Samajwadi Party over its possible tie-up with Congress, BSP supremo Maywati on Wednesday said that "only weak needs support" and that the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led party's keenness for an alliance shows its poor condition.

Mayawati's remarks came at a time when the prospects of a poll alliance between the ruling Samajwadi Party and Congress appeared to be brightening.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a gathering had said that the alliance between the two parties can win more than 300 out of 403 seats in upcoming Assembly election.

 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: SP-Congress tie-up sign of weakness, says Mayawati

File photo of BSP Supremo Mayawati. PTI

Replying to a question on reports about alliance between Congress and SP, the former UP Chief Minister said, "Only weak needs support, they (Samajwadi Party) are in power and got clear majority also. They could have done a lot and now they are keen on an alliance. It shows the poor condition of the ruling party in the state."

She said that the SP has accepted defeat and that the party is in a bad shape in the state.

Speaking on the issue of demonetisation, Mayawati said the government was not prepared for the move and it is a "hasty decision".

She also attacked the prime minister over this issue and said he is speaking everywhere except in Parliament as he lacks strength to address the House.

Replying to a question on reports about sting operation in which a BSP member was found allegedly accepting black money, the Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh termed the operation as "pre-planned" to defame the opposition.

However, she said, if anyone from BSP is found indulging in money laundering, strict action will be taken against him or her.

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Updated Date: Dec 14, 2016 18:51:38 IST