Mayawati hits back at Modi for blaming opposition for Parliament blockade

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said Modi is running away from accountability and responsibility.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:December 11, 2016 7:51 pm
UP elections, up polls, Mayawati, modi, narendra modi, parliament winter session, modi parliament, modi up, elections 2017, assembly elections 2017, saffron, india news, indian express news “Leader of a party with absolute majority (in Lok Sabha) should not make such allegations…’yeh ulta chor kotwal to dantey jaisa hai’,” Mayawati said in a statement.

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks that government is not being allowed to speak on note ban in Parliament, saying the leader of a party with absolute majority should not be making such allegations and his “emotional blackmail” would not work. She said it was a case of the “pot calling the kettle black”.

“Leader of a party with absolute majority (in Lok Sabha) should not make such allegations…’yeh ulta chor kotwal to dantey jaisa hai’,” she said in a statement.

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The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said Modi is running away from accountability and responsibility.

“He is not ready to listen to the problems of people inside and outside Parliament. Therefore, things are getting complex,” she said.

Mayawati said the “emotional blackmail” the Prime Minister was indulging in would not help the BJP and the government.

“Note ban has become a problem for 90 per cent of honest people,” she said.

Mayawati also said that Modi was harping on the same tune and his speech at BJP’s Parivartan Yatra in Bahraich, addressed through mobile phone from Lucknow, was no different from his speech in Gujarat on Saturday.

The BSP chief was referring to Modi’s remark that since he was not allowed to speak in Parliament by opposition parties, he was compelled to speak outside on demonetisation.

Mayawati said when the prime minister of a country accuses the opposition of not allowing him to speak in Parliament, it is a charge against him and not the opposition.

As Parliament remained deadlocked over demonetisation, Modi on Sunday came down heavily on the opposition, describing them as “discarded” parties trying to “suppress” the truth.

“Parliament is not being allowed to function for 20 days. We are ready for debate (on demonetisation), but we are not being allowed to present our view point by those very parties that have been discarded by the electorate,” he said.

“They (opposition) come to the Well of the House…throw paper at the Speaker, we want to put forth government’s view point…by they are not allowing us to do so…in a way they are trying to suppress the truth,” Modi said, and also accused rival parties SP and BSP of talking in similar refrain against note ban.

Mayawati also reviewed poll preparedness and organisation of the party at a meeting of office bearers.

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  1. M
    Dec 11, 2016 at 8:51 pm
    Get used to new normal! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Old days are over!
    1. V
      Dec 12, 2016 at 4:02 am
      This!!lt;br/gt;Everyone just twists the facts according to the party/person they support.
      1. A
        Dec 12, 2016 at 12:21 am
        Many trees are also cut for Modi's speeches. lt;br/gt;But then, since when Indians think honestly and speak on;br/gt;For us person (be it Maya or Kejriwal or Modi or any) is more important than policies..
        1. B
          Bhagavath B S
          Dec 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm
          WHAT IS THE NEWS hitting back on Mr Modi, she is hitting modi when the day he become PM,she lost making black money,and hit people on her butex, now crying for what?
          1. S
            Dec 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm
            have u ever asked gow much money Rahul and Sonia make by selling the ets of the country ?
            1. A
              Aishwarya H
              Dec 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm
              Respected Modi;br/gt;We always support u... Whatever happens... lt;br/gt;These r just the words from the opposition party people... that's there work.. u just continue ur;br/gt;If we r expecting somethink good to happen all these r the common replies we r suppose to;br/gt;Soo don't worry sir just go;br/gt;Few people r also replying too arrogantly.. Only bcoz they r facing problems in exchange of;br/gt;Nothing else sir.. lt;br/gt;People who r really opposing u r just those of opposite party or people who are suffering from ur changes(I mean people having black money or those who r scared for ur upcoming plans);br/gt;Just go on;br/gt;Waiting for ur further changes... To see those corrupted people;br/gt;All the best sir....
              1. H
                Dec 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm
                What Mayawati says is simply not true. Demonetization is a problem for the corrupt. For those with vaults full of notes like her. IF these politicians really were genuine, if they really cared for the nation, they would have supported the move and helped in eradicating the counterfeit currency and the black money.
                1. S
                  Dec 11, 2016 at 5:12 pm
                  Why misleading heading of the news heading, does this stone elephants Queen has any punch to hit back.A head of BSP with Zero MP in Lok Sabha,a seller of party tickets like lottery tickets can have any say in political ground. Alas a gone story.Nothing will work even by giving importance by IE.
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