BSP supremo Mayawati, on Monday, hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he complains of being abused by the Opposition parties, but looking at his acts he should know that if he does something worthy of abuse then he will certainly be abused.
The BSP chief said, “Apni jan sabhayo mein yeh bata rahein hain ki mujhe vipakshi dal mil kar aaye din nayi gaali de rahe hain, yeh swabhavik hai ki kisi bhi vyakti ko gaali tabhi di jaati hai jab veh gaali khane ka kaam karta hai, Sri Modi ko dhyaan mein rakh kar chalna chahiye (PM Modi in his public meetings says that the Opposition parties keep on hurling new abuses at him. It is understandable that those doing something worth being abused are naturally abused. Sri Modi should tread carefully),” reported news agency ANI.
Mayawati was addressing an election meeting in Gorakhpur on Monday from where Ram Bhuwal Nishad is the SP-BSP-RLD alliance candidate for the Lok Sabha elections voting for which would be held on May 19 in the seventh and last phase. Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan is BJP’s candidate while Congress has fielded Madhusudan Tiwari.
She said that Prime Minister Modi is using his caste and poor economic background to lure voters and gain sympathy, adding that the BJP has failed to fulfil even one-fourth of its election promises.
Referring to demonetization and GST, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, “The Central government, through a hurried implementation of demonetisation and GST has increased poverty and unemployment in the whole country. It has also hurt the country’s economy. Corruption has increased at all levels in this government and even defence deals haven’t remained untouched by it.”
Targeting the BJP and Congress, Mayawati asked the voters to ensure that neither party comes to power at the centre. “Do not get swayed by the promises made in political manifestos. These parties forget about manifesto after elections. This is why BSP doesn’t release a political manifesto. Congress’s promise of providing Rs 6,000 monthly to the poor is not a permanent solution. If BSP forms a government we will ensure jobs for poor in the private and government sectors.”
Mocking the “acche din (good days)” promise of BJP, she said that after May 23 “bure din (bad days)” of BJP will start.