Reacting to the completion of the Narendra Modi government’s two years, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Thursday said the BJP should not forget the “sour experience” of “India Shining” slogan before spending government money and resources on celebration programmes.
In a statement, she said there is no excitement or enthusiasm among the people on the completion of two years of the NDA government and barring “a few businesspersons and people of the RSS”, 125 crore people of the country are still having problems.
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Mayawati summarised the Centre’s two years as thus: “the first year will be known for bringing amendments in the Land Acquisition Act to snatch farmers’ land, and the second year for activities against Dalits, most backwards and religious minorities.”
She said the people are feeling cheated as the central government has failed to fulfill its promises of bringing back black money stashed abroad and providing jobs, roads, electricity and water to people.
Mayawati said the result of assembly elections in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is “proof” of people expressing their anger at the BJP, whose victory in Assam is “an outcome of communal polarisation”. She said the government has turned out to be “damaging” for the communal harmony and tolerance in the country.