Lucknow, May 9 :
Addressing a hurriedly convened press conference here, she referred to BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s remarks that everybody including Mayawati were potential allies.
“Modi has in his latest televised interview said that in case he does not get a majority on his own, he is open to seeking the support of Jayalalithaa, Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee,” the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said.
She said that while she cannot speak on behalf of other parties, she was clear that she would not support Modi or the BJP in government formation.
Trashing the claims by the BJP of a “Modi wave”, she accused the BJP of attempting to finish off the Dalit movement.
Later, addressing an election meeting in Varanasi, she returned to the theme, asking Muslims not to believe in “rumours” of a possible tie up of the BSP and the BJP.
Mayawati had twice formed the government in Uttar Pradesh with the BJP’s support. But these were marred by suspicion and hostility.