Ban pre-poll surveys by media 6 months before elections: Mayawati asks Election Commission

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday stated she will write to the Election Commission stressful surveys with the aid of media establishments and other agencies be banned six months before any elections, so that the polls in the unique state are not influenced by using it.

Addressing the 15th dying anniversary of BSP founder Kanshi Ram here at the Kanshiram Smarak Sthal, Mayawati demanded that Bharat Ratna be given to the late Dalit chief and introduced that human beings in Uttar Pradesh have made up their mind on altering energy in the state.

“Soon, a letter will be written to the Election Commission that surveys in the garb of business, via media establishments and other businesses be banned six months before the elections, so that the polls in the particular nation are now not influenced,” she said.

“You know that when the Assembly elections in West Bengal had been going on, surveys were displaying that Mamata Banerjee used to be trailing, however when the outcomes came, it was once the opposite. Those who had been dreaming of (gaining) power, their dreams had been shattered, and Mamata (Banerjee) staged a comeback with a big majority. Hence, you  no longer be misled with the aid of these surveys,” the BSP chief informed the public.

Mayawati’s remarks came a day after a information channel in a survey showed that the BJP is poised to win the most wide variety of seats in UP in the upcoming 2022 Assembly polls, and continue power.

She additionally stated the BJP-led Centre and UP governments are the use of the state machinery to make the surroundings in their favour.

“It is additionally acknowledged to each person that when these approaches do not work, then that birthday celebration (BJP) will ultimately supply the election a Hindu-Muslim colour, and attempt to take full political advantage in its garb. Elections have to be fought preserving this in mind,” she said.

Without naming any party, Mayawati additionally said, “There are small parties and organisations, which may contest the elections by myself or jointly. Their job is not to win the polls, however to provide gain to the ruling party from at the back of the scene, to realize their very own vested interest. Hence, human beings of these castes and communities have to now not come under the have an effect on of these events and organisations.”

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar had claimed remaining month that Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad will quickly be a phase of the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha and a formal announcement in this regard will be made at a rally on October 27.

The morcha is a front of like-minded political parties led by Rajbhar, a former BJP ally.

The AIMIM had these days announced that it would contest 100 seats in the nation meeting polls next yr by tying up with Rajbhar-led SBSP and its Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha.

Rajbhar, who was once a cabinet minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, had resigned earlier than the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. He had later launched the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha as a political the front of smaller parties.


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