New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said on Saturday that the workers of her ally Samajwadi Party had a “lot to learn from her party”. Mayawati was reportedly upset after workers of the Akhilesh Yadav-led party raised slogans during her speech at a campaign rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad. 

“The way you people shout in the middle of a speech... I think you should learn something from the BSP workers,” she said.

The former UP chief minister had joined hands with the SP and Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal for the national elections to halt the BJP force. 

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The joint rally was held a day after a historic event saw the coming together of the BSP chief and her once arch-rival Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri.

Mayawati, while mentioning the guesthouse incident during her speech to canvass for Yadav, praised him for being the “real leader of backwards unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. The SP patriarch, in turn, asked his workers to respect the BSP chief, saying she had stood by them at all times.

The alliance has often come under attack for being a pact of convenience, with PM Modi terming the friendship of SP and BSP ‘farzi’ (fake) and saying that the alliance will fall apart the day Lok Sabha election results are announced.