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UP polls: Mayawati targets SP, vows to remove ‘Jangalraj’

Jalaun, (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Dubbing the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance as ‘corrupt’, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday said people were aware of the misdoings of the Akhilesh Yadav-led government and hence, must strive to remove ‘Jangalraj’ from the state.

“Under the Samajwadi Party Government, only corruption could be seen. People have suffered a lot. The party will now face the consequences in these elections. The ‘Jangalraj’ will be removed,” Mayawati said, while addressing a rally in Jalaun.

She further said that incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was the face of corruption and crime in the state and by joining hands with the Congress, he has reinforced the ‘Jangalraj’ in the state.

“We are definitely going to win all the seats in the elections. The BSP will form the government in Uttar Pradesh with majority,” she added.

Mayawati further said that the opposition parties, especially the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were aware of their reputation in the state and hence, were scared to disclose the chief ministerial candidate.

A total of 61.16 percent voter turnout was recorded as voting ended in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

With over 826 candidates from 105 political parties contesting for 69 seats, polling began on Sunday morning for the crucial third phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. (ANI)