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If Modi becomes PM, country vulnerable to communal riots: Mayawati

Mayawati said that the Samajwadi Party has a tacit understanding with the BJP. (Express Archive) Mayawati warned the nation that if Modi comes to power, India will bear the brunt of communal violence. (Express Archive)
Press Trust of India | Meerut | Posted: April 6, 2014 8:33 pm

In a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday said if he became the Prime Minister, the country would become vulnerable to communal riots.

“BJP has announced such a person as its PM candidate who, being the Chief Minister of Gujarat, brought his state in the grip of communal riots in 2002. “If a person like him becomes the Prime Minister, communal riots can take place in the country any day and the nation will be destroyed,” Mayawati said while addressing a rally for Meerut and Bijnore parliamentary seats at Hapur Road
here.

“In the interest of the people and the country, it is necessary to stop BJP from coming to power,” she said. “And for this, it is important that Muslim votes are not divided. If the Muslim votes are split between SP and Congress, it will benefit BJP,” Mayawati said.

“All Muslims should vote for only one party. If BJP comes to power, there will be communalism in the country. Raking up the Muzaffarnagar riots to attack SP, Mayawati said, “Apart from Hindus, Muslims also suffered losses. The Supreme Court has blamed SP government for failures during the communal violence,” she said.

Targeting Dalits, Mayawati said if BJP came to power, it would end the  reservation being given to the SC/ST. “When BJP came to power at the Centre for the first time, it formed a panel to review the Indian constitution for ending the reservation in education and services being given to Dalits,” she said.

Taking on Congress, Mayawati said it should also be stopped from coming to power, as during its 50 years of rule, the party had done nothing for the welfare of the people.

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