2017 Uttar Pradesh Polls: To divert attention, BJP govt can wage war with Pakistan, says Mayawati

BSP Supremo alleged that both central government and SP government could “foment communal passions” for the sake of votes

Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Azamgarh | Published:August 29, 2016 1:52 am
At Mayawati’s Azamgarh rally on Sunday. Express Photo by Pramod Adhikari At Mayawati’s Azamgarh rally on Sunday. Express Photo by Pramod Adhikari

SHARPENING HER attack on the government at the Centre, BSP chief Mayawati Sunday said the BJP can “go to any extent” to win the UP Assembly elections.

Addressing a massive rally at the ITI ground in Azamgarh — Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s turf — Mayawati alleged that both the central government and the SP government in the state could “foment communal passions” for the sake of votes and “to conceal its failures” on the front of public welfare before or during the elections.

“To divert people’s attention from the failures of the BJP and the Centre, the government can go to war (with Pakistan) on the issue of Kashmir and terrorism. People have understood the designs of parties like the SP, and especially the BJP. The BJP can trigger Hindu-Muslim riots in UP before or during the Assembly elections and the people should be careful,” Mayawati said.

She said the BJP’s Tiranga Yatra had been organised for this very purpose in the last few weeks.

The BSP chief hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “not fulfilling any of the promises made to the people of Purvanchal” (eastern UP), a region which includes his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, during his Lok Sabha election campaign. She said the dreams of acchhe din “peddled” by Modi have turned into bad days.

She said the central government’s schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana and development of smart cities are meant only for “the moneybags and rich people”. She said the central government is curbing the reservation benefits for Dalits and OBCs by giving more work to the private sector. She also hit out at those leaving her party to join the BJP.

Reacting to the attack, the BJP said Mayawati was depressed as her leaders were deserting her. “The trioka of Congress, SP and BSP has been rattled by the rising popularity of BJP. BSP supremo Mayawati has made certain irritating remarks out of this depression,” said BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma. “One after the other, able and honest BSP leaders are deserting her sinking ship to join BJP. That is why she is making graceless comments against them.”

With PTI inputs, Delhi

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    Bharat
    Aug 29, 2016 at 1:44 am
    People of this country must rise above all religious, caste and region bias. We need civic order where none should go to court for PIL to get footpaths cleared, encroachments on roads, illegal resistance removed and above all policing is done for safety of people instead of easy tool for politicians. Government must be asked to open jobs for youths. It is bad that poor labour is exploited by contract jobs instead of regular ry. A big blow should be given by forming NGOs to educate people asking candidates in election for 100% employment of youths, Industries, health centres and 24 hrs electricity with round the clock policing on all roads.
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      Kumarpushp
      Aug 29, 2016 at 3:26 pm
      120 million dalits are not fool to vote for hindus and hindu led government in India. hindus are born enem,s of dalits.120 million dalits will join with 120 million muslims to finish the hindu rule from centre.DALITS MUSLIMS BHAI BHAI HINDU KAUM KAHA SE AAI
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        MyTake
        Aug 29, 2016 at 1:36 am
        Imagine the IQ levels of Hindian politicians!
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          Ajay G
          Aug 29, 2016 at 4:38 am
          Any Dalit uprising during War Time is Internal Menace.
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            Ajay G
            Aug 29, 2016 at 4:21 am
            Placing Brahmos in Arunachal is tough posturing that China should not interfere.
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              Ajay G
              Aug 29, 2016 at 4:28 am
              Selectively leaking address of Modi to BJP workers indicates that Dalits would be deemed as non-nationalists when war pions are high.
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                Ajay G
                Aug 29, 2016 at 6:00 am
                She is no leader at all. Only Modi is leader today.
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                  Ajay G
                  Aug 29, 2016 at 3:52 am
                  So true. Modi came to power with this agenda. To create war with stan. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; He pla his cards well. He knew from the beginning that only a war with stan would rally people behind him for 2nd term. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; His inviting Nawaz Sharif on oath-taking ceremony and a sudden stop in stan was a ploy to convince the world that he first gave peace a chance. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Only motive of frequent foreign travel need not be explained. Recent uprise in Nationalism is a part of this agenda. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; To let violence grow in JandK and reference to POK and Balochistan culminates into the creation of war.
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