BSP supremo Mayawati took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘fakir’ statement in a rally in Lucknow on Tuesday. In the Parivartan rally in Moradabad on December 3, PM Modi had called himself a fakir and said he did not get bothered from criticization. Referring to his statement, Mayawati said that the demonetisation step of the Centre has rendered 90 percent of Indian population fakir and not PM Modi. She further attacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) in the rally.
Uttar Pradesh is going to witness assembly election in 2017 and therefore all the political parties are busy in emphasizing their works done in public interest. In the rally, she targetted BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh by blaming them to “divide” the society on the line of Hindutva. She said that Bhimrao Ambedkar drafted the Indian constitution on the basis of religious equality. But BJP and RSS do not accept it and they want to impose Hindutva in the country.
Like her all other addresses, Maywati repeated that her party belongs to poor people and minority section. She said the poor people were badly exploited by Congress over the years. In such circumstance, it was Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) who worked for those people and provided them with pride. She slammed Congress for not honouring BR Ambedkar with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna and also for not implementing Mandal commission recommendations during the rally.
The BSP chief did not leave the ruling party of the state. She mentioned the huge expenditure of annual Saifai Mahotsav organised by SP in the memory of Late Ranveer Singh, nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav.