Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Jan. 15 -- : On her 64th birthday on Wednesday, BSP chief Mayawati slammed both the BJP and the Congress and said that both have ignored people's welfare during their governments.

"The BJP-led Central government is also following the path of Congress party. BJP like Congress has kept aside issues of people welfare and national interest," Mayawati said at a press conference here.

"It is misusing its powers for political gains. Wrong policies of government have led to disturbance of law and order situation across the country, which is a matter of national concern. Poverty, unemployment, anarchy, violence have gone beyond what was there during Congress rule," she said.

The BSP chief said that the nation's economy...