Launching a personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday questioned how the PM could “respect others’ sisters and wives when he has left his own wife for political gains”.
She further accused PM Modi of playing “dirty politics over the Alwar gangrape case” to “benefit his party in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
The vitriolic attack comes a day after PM Modi on Sunday said that Mayawati was “shedding crocodile tears” over the gangrape case.
Addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar, the prime minister asked Bahujan Samaj Party chief why she did not withdraw support to the Rajasthan government following the reports of a Dalit woman being gangraped in the state’s Alwar district.
“Behenji, whatever happened with you at the guest house had disturbed the women of the country. If you really care about the daughters of India then you should take away your support to the Rajasthan government without any delay after a Dalit daughter was gang-raped in the state. You are shedding crocodile tears and only issuing statements,” he further said.
Mayawati further sharpening her attack on the PM claimed that she has been informed that “many women associated with the saffron party fear that Modi might separate them from their wives as he did with his own”.
The alleged gang rape took place on April 26 when a Dalit couple, riding on a motorcycle on Thanagaji-Alwar road, was waylaid by the accused who came on two bikes. They beat the husband, stripped the couple and raped the woman in front of her husband. One of accused also shot a video.
The husband of the rape survivor claimed that he had approached the Thanagazi police station SHO and the SP with his complaint on April 30, but was asked to wait as they were busy with the elections. He alleged that an FIR was lodged only on May 7.
BSP supremo Mayawati, on Saturday, demanded that the guilty should be hanged till death, adding that the Supreme Court should take action against the Congress government, the police and the administration in the state for delaying the case.