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    Mayawati Tells Akhilesh She Wants To Be PM, Not Prez

    Pushkar Raj Kapoor
    April28/ 2022

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Thursday junked Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's remark suggesting that the Bharatiya Janata Party could make her the country's President, signalling that she would prefer to become the prime minister someday to realise her goals for the downtrodden. Reacting to Yadav's dig at her on Wednesday, Mayawati said she has never aspired to become the President and the Samajwadi Party leader was dreaming about it to clear his path to become the Uttar Pradesh chief minister. "I can only dream of becoming the chief minister of UP and prime minister of the country in the days to come but can never dream of becoming the president," she told reporters. "I have not spent my life in comfort and have struggled to work on the path shown by Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram to ensure that their followers and the downtrodden stand on their feet. All know that this work can be done not by becoming the president but by becoming the CM of UP and PM of the country," she said. If Dalits, Adivasis, backwards, Muslims and the poor from the upper castes join forces with the BSP, then not only can they make its leader the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh again but also the prime minister in the time to come, she added. The SP dreaming of making her the president for its 'selfish political motives' is futile, said the former chief minister whose party bagged only one seat in the recent state assembly polls. "The reality is that the SP is dreaming of making me the president in order to clear the path (for Akhilesh Yadav) to become the CM of UP, which is not possible," Mayawati said. "Despite striking alliances with different parties, the SP has not been able to form the government," she said. Media ...

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