BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promises of “achche din” have fallen flat as the middle class and farmers were facing “bure din”.
“During campaigning before the Lok Sabha polls, Modi had promised that if he was voted to power, he will ensure availability of cheaper grains for the public. But the prices of diesel, gas and petrol were hiked and water and electricity fares were also raised.
“The Prime Minister also promised to construct houses for the poor in Uttar Pradesh and the rest of the country. In over two years’ time, no houses were constructed, no jobs given to the unemployed. No farmers were given access to cheaper agricultural methods,” the former chief minister said while addressing a rally here.
She alleged that Modi has only worked for the benefit of capitalists and rich people and the middle class and farmers were “struggling to fulfil their basic needs”.
“Modi’s promises of ‘achche din’ (good days) were now converted to ‘bure din’,” she claimed.
Taking an apparent dig at Sheila Dikshit, Mayawati said, “The woman chief ministerial candidate declared by the Congress is not acceptable to the people of Uttar Pradesh. Congress is offering loan waiver to farmers and relaxation in electricity bills in UP, though it did not do anything in the states where it was in power.”
“During the rule of Samajwadi Party in UP, incidents of loot, dacoity, abduction and crimes against women have increased. This government lays more emphasis on the security of the ministers’ animals than the common people,” she alleged.
The development works undertaken by the SP actually began during the BSP rule in the state, the BSP supremo said.
Quoting a minister who made a controversial remark on Babasaheb, she said the “silence” of the party leaders including the chief minister shows that he is speaking with their support.
“The Dalit society will not tolerate this,” she said.