In a continuous war of words, BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday once again took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that “his legacy as Gujarat CM is a black stain on BJP and country’s communalism”.
She said although PM Modi was Gujarat chief minister for a longer period than her stint as Uttar Pradesh CM, his legacy is a black stain on BJP and country’s communalism.
Under our government, Uttar Pradesh was free from riots and anarchy, Mayawati was quoted as saying by ANI.
Reacting on PM Modi calling the BSP as “Behenji ki Sampatti Party”, Mayawati said that whatever she has gained, has been given by her well-wishers and the society and that nothing is hidden from the government.
PM Modi responding to the “caste” jibe taken at him by Mayawati a few days ago, had on Tuesday said that his “caste” is “poverty”.
“These ‘mahamilavatis’ are asking ‘what is Modi’s caste?’. I’ve been CM of Gujarat for a longer time than both ‘Bua-Babua’ combined. I’ve contested and helped many in contesting elections, but never used my caste for support,” the PM said, taking a jibe at both Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
Before becoming Prime Minister, Modi served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for 13-and-half years from 2001 to 2014.
Mayawati, a four-time Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has been at the top post in the state for just around seven years, while Akhilesh Yadav served 5 years as the CM of the state till 2017.
Mayawati had on 10 May said that the PM is not an “OBC by birth”.
On Tuesday, Mayawati had hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that his “government is a sinking ship” adding that even the RSS appears to have stopped its support to the party.
“A pure PM who can run the country in accordance with welfare spirit of Constitution is needed,” she said in a series of tweets.
Earlier on Sunday, PM Modi had said that Mayawati was “shedding crocodile tears” over the Alwar gangrape case.
Following this, the BSP chief launched a personal attack on the PM questioning how he could “respect others’ sisters and wives when he has left his own wife for political gains”.
She also accused PM Modi of playing “dirty politics over the Alwar gangrape case” to “benefit his party in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.