Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
2-min read

People Want 'Mazboot', Not 'Majboor' Govt: UP Deputy CM Keshav Maurya

He also asserted that a grand alliance between the SP, the BSP and the Congress will have no impact on the BJP's electoral prospects in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


Updated:September 24, 2018, 2:59 PM IST
People Want 'Mazboot', Not 'Majboor' Govt: UP Deputy CM Keshav Maurya
UP deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya . (File Photo: PTI)

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya Monday said the people want a "mazboot" (strong) and not a "majboor" (helpless) government at the Centre.

He also asserted that a grand alliance between the SP, the BSP and the Congress will have no impact on the BJP's electoral prospects in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

"The victory of the BJP in Yadav-dominated polling booths in 2014 and 2017 is an indicator that members of the community in Uttar Pradesh are not with 'avsarwaad' (opportunists), but with 'rashtrawaad (nationalists) and 'vikaswaad' (development oriented people)," he told PTI.

Maurya's remark came after the Samajwadi Party (SP) said it was keen on cobbling together an alliance with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to checkmate the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

The state sends the highest number of 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha.

Claiming that the BJP had "full support" of the backward communities, Maurya said, "With (prime minister) Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs, backward communities are feeling proud and encouraged."

"I think, this time in 2019, we will get better response from them than we got in 2014 and 2017," he said

"Their (SP-BSP-Congress) alliance, if it at all materialises, will not have any impact on the poll prospects of the BJP as the people of the state know their 'leela' (deeds)," the deputy chief minister said.

The BJP is going to win 73 plus seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh and the party is not concerned about the opposition's strategy, he said in a telephonic interview to PTI.

"The SP and the BSP want 'majboor sarkar' (helpless government), but the country wants a 'majboot' (strong) government. A 'majboor sarkar' can be formed in the leadership of the Congress, but a 'mazboot sarkar' can only be given by Narendra Modi, whom the country trusts," Maurya said.

On SP legislator Shivpal Yadav constituting the Samajwadi Secular Morcha and SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav sharing stage with son Akhilesh Yadav, he said, "Such developments will continue to take place and it will not have any effect on the BJP. We will win with the help of our workers."

"The opposition's main objective is to stop Modi in 2019 as the entire opposition is demoralised and dejected as its efforts are not yielding desired results. There is no alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Maurya said.

On the BJP holding a OBC conference in Lucknow and the opposition's allegation that it was dabbling in caste politics, he said, "Those who rose with casteist politics should not preach the BJP."

Irrespective of caste, it is the priority of the party to connect with everyone and hear their grievances, try to solve them and ensure due honour to them, the BJP leader said.

"We have organised successful conferences due to which the opposition is worried as backward communities are slipping out of their grip," he said.

The BJP has held conferences with members of 20 castes from September 7 to 24 in which representatives from all over the state gathered and vowed full support to the BJP, Maurya claimed.

Conferences were held with members of backward communities like Prajapapti, Rajbhar, Nai, Vishwakarma, Pal-Baghel, Sahu-Rathore, Lodhi, Bhurgi, Chaurasia, Halwai, Yadav, Jaiswal, Jaat, Gurjar, Maurya and Kushwaha, on different days.

Claiming that the BJP had "full support" of these communities, Maurya said, "with Modi at the helm of affairs, our performance will be far better this time."

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results