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UP Elections: ‘Don't Waste Vote on Congress,' Says BSP Chief Mayawati

Mayawati said that the Congress will only split the non-BJP votes and urged the people to vote for the BSP instead.

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Calling the Congress a ‘vote-cutting’ party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday, 23 January, took a jibe at it after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s hints that she might be the Congress’ CM face in the upcoming UP Assembly elections.

Mayawati said that the Congress will only split the non-Bharatiya Janata Party votes and urged the people to vote for the BSP instead.

She said that the party's CM face had "changed stand within a few hours", taking a jibe at Vadra's vague comments on whether she was the chief ministerial candidate of the Congress.

"The condition of the Congress party in the general elections of the UP Assembly has remained so bad that their CM candidate has changed stand within a few hours. In such a situation, it would be better that people do not spoil their vote by voting for Congress, but vote for BSP unilaterally."
Mayawati, BSP chief, said in a tweet
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Mayawati tweeted, “In UP, parties like the Congress are vote-cutting parties in the eyes of the people.”

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had dropped a big hint on Friday, 21 January, suggesting that she would be the party’s CM face for the Assembly elections.

While Gandhi was launching a ‘Youth Manifesto’ outlining the party’s vision for the youth of the Uttar Pradesh, she was asked about who the Congress party was pitching as its CM candidate.
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Gandhi had said, "You can see my face everywhere, can't you?”

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