BSP supremo, Mayawati celebrates her birthday on January 15. After winning two mayoral seats in the recently held municipal elections in Uttar Pradesh, BSP is in works to plan for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
In a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s much-publicised ‘Har har Modi, ghar ghar Modi’ campaign, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati, alluded to the saffron party’s performance in the Gujarat Assembly elections to suggest that the campaign had failed miserably. “‘Har har Modi, ghar ghar Modi’ wale Narendra Modi ji is baar Gujarat mein beghar hote hote bache. (Narendra Modi barely managed to save himself from getting homeless in Gujarat this time).” She was referring to the BJP’s decreased tally in Gujarat elections from earlier elections. In the polls, BJP won 99 seats whereas the Indian National Congress won 77 seats.
In an address to media persons on the occasion of her 62nd birthday, Mayawati took on both the BJP and the Congress over what she termed as a continuous spate of misgovernance in the country. “Azaadi ke baad se Congress aur ab BJP ne har varg ko nuksaan pahunchaya hai. Aaj har rajya mein sampradayak aur jaatiwadi mahaul banaya ja raha hai (After independence, it was Congress and now BJP have troubled every sect of the society. Today, in every state, there is an atmosphere of communalism and casteism),” Mayawati said.
BSP supremo Mayawati celebrates her birthday on January 15. After winning two mayoral seats in the recently held municipal elections in Uttar Pradesh, an upbeat BSP has begun work on its 2019 Lok Sabha elections plan.
Slamming the BJP at the Centre as well as in Maharashtra, Mayawati said the governments were being “casteist” in nature. She accused them of trying to save the two main accused in the violence that took place at Bhima-Koregaon near Pune in which one person was killed. “Non-acceptance of holding a discussion on Bhima-Koregaon incident in the Rajya Sabha (as demanded by the BSP), shows the casteist attitude of the both the Centre and Maharashtra government,” Mayawati said, adding that the BJP was trying to shield the culprits.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BSP failed to fetch any seats. Although, the result was similar in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2017. BSP won 19 seats, falling drastically from 80 which the party won in the last assembly elections.