Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday slammed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati for her personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was made earlier today.

The BSP supremo on Monday questioned how the PM could “respect others’ sisters and wives when he has left his own wife for political gains”.

Responding to the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s remarks, Jaitley called her “unfit for public life”.

“Behan Mayawati – She is firm on becoming a Prime Minister. Her governance, ethics and discourse stoops to an all-time low. Her personal attack today on the Prime Minister exposes her as unfit for public life,” tweeted Jaitley.


A day after PM Modi accused Mayawati of “shedding crocodile tears” over the Alwar gangrape case, Mayawati accused the PM of playing “dirty politics to benefit his party in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections”.

She also claimed that “many women associated with the saffron party fear that Modi might separate them from their wives as he did with his own”.

Jaitley also criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying that “democracy has become a casualty in Bengal”.

“Mamata Didi – Democracy has become a casualty in Bengal. Opposition workers are murdered, candidates are attacked, polling booths are captured and Opposition leaders are not entitled to organise rallies,” he tweeted.


Earlier today, BJP president Amit Shah was forced to cancel his rally at Jadavpur in Bengal after local authorities refused to grant permission for the public event as well as landing of his chopper.

West Bengal has been in the news for poll violence in every phase of Lok Sabha elections held so far. Numerous incidents of attacks on BJP leaders were reported from across the state even on the day of polling.

Jaitley mentioned Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee to underline the current state of India’s opposition leaders.

He also asked why “so-called left-liberals” have not objected to the state of affairs under the rule of such politicians.