Mocking Mayawati’s strident opposition to demonetisation since it was announced on November 8, the LJP president said it has now become clear “why likes of her and RJD chief Lalu Prasad” have been its most vocal critics.
Rejecting allegations of corruption, Mayawati charged at the BJP and the Centre, accusing it of misusing official machinery to target its political opponents.
Mayawati was asked about BJP chief’s recent remark that she has lost glow on her face and looked ten years older after demonetisation.
Mayawati said the way statements were being made by the CM, it was clear that “the fight of supremacy in the SP has not come to an end”.
In the latest list, Mayawati has removed the name of Manoj Kumar — personal attendant who was named as national general secretary in the list of party office-bearers sent to the EC in 2014.
Calling the rally a “flop show”, Mayawati said that the “very small” numbers showed that the BJP’s mass base had “slid”.
BSP chief questions PM’s record against corruption during term as Gujarat CM.
BJP said that the move has severely affected the politicians-bureaucrats nexus.
The BSP chief claimed that the demonetisation move was aimed at deflecting the attention of people from real issues in states that are going to polls.
Speaking to reporters outside Parliament after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Akhilesh took a jibe at Mayawati, who he calls bua (aunt).
Hailing demonetisation as “anti-poor” and “anti-farmer”, Mayawati had described the situation as “undeclared economic emergency”.
Criticising PM Modi for not being present at the site of the Kanpur derailment incident, she said that it is sad that he is not taking part in the grief of others.
While Mayawati’s BSP is likely to bag 115-124 seats, the incumbent Samajwadi Party is expected to win 94-103 seats in polls for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
“Instead of honouring its political leaders after the strikes, BJP should have felicitated the army for it. The credit for the strikes should go to the Indian army and not Narendra Modi,” she said.
Maurya, who quit the party on June 22 accusing her of “auctioning” tickets for the 2017 Assembly election, hit back asking her to come clean on the money that has been collected from ticket seekers.