Amit Shah remark smacks of casteist mentality: BSP

BSP supremo Mayawati termed BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally a “flop show”, and slammed him over the remark that she owned several bungalows in Delhi, saying it smacks of his party’s “casteist mentality”.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:September 22, 2016 4:29 am
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BSP supremo Mayawati Wednesday termed BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally a “flop show”, and slammed him over the remark that she owned several bungalows in Delhi, saying it smacks of his party’s “casteist mentality”.

“It seems that the BJP’s top leadership and Amit Shah are unable to digest the fact that a daughter of a Dalit can reside in a bungalow,” Mayawati said, hitting back at the BJP chief.

“It only goes on to highlight BJP’s casteist mentality,” she said referring to Shah’s remark that “if she had distributed the money she spent on her bungalows…every Dalit household would have got an AC”.

She termed the rally, organised by her former partyman Swami Prasad Maurya, as a “flop show” and said it proved once again that “those who desert BSP are left alone”. Shah’s speech was far from the truth, and was aimed at provoking people in view of the coming Assembly polls, she alleged.

The BSP chief said that unlike BJP, which allowed Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya to flee, she took “stern action against all those facing corruption allegations”.