Mayawati slams Amit Shah’s remarks on Azamgarh, says Gujarat can be termed as ‘base of communalism’

The BSP leader also demanded that the EC initiates action against SP leader Abu Azmi for his DNA remark.

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Updated: May 5, 2014 2:34 pm

MayawatiLashing out at Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah for his controversial remarks against Azamgarh, BSP supremo Mayawati today said Gujarat can be termed as a “base of communalism” by the same parameter and demanded that the Election Commission ban his entry in Uttar Pradesh.

Mayawati said that if Shah’s parameter was considered to be right, there was nothing wrong if Gujarat was called as the “centre of communalism”.

Flaying Shah’s statement, the BSP leader told reporters that, “Such a statement violating mode code of conduct could vitiate law and order in Azamgarh and eastern UP. Gujarat can also be termed as a base of communalism and crime. I demand EC again ban Shah in Uttar Pradesh”.

The BSP leader also demanded that the EC initiates action against SP leader Abu Asim Azmi for his “DNA remark” at a meeting recently.

“As far as Shah’s remarks are concerned I will like to say that if some persons of Azamgarh district have done anything wrong whether Hindu or Muslim, it does not mean that the people of the entire society are terrorists,” Mayawati said, while dubbing BJP candidate Ramakant Yadav as the “biggest terrorist” of Azamgarh district.

“I want to say that such type of statement can disturb law and order situation in Azamgarh and eastern UP. I demand EC that should take action against Shah and a complete ban should be imposed on his entry in UP,” she said.

Shah had yesterday landed in a controversy by dubbing Azamgarh as the “base of terrorists”, drawing sharp reaction from ruling SP, which demanded that Election Commission should take cognisance immediately and act against him.

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    Anonymous
    May 5, 2014 at 7:59 am
    In Guajart we do not garland chief ministers with one crore rupee garland. it just shows contempt for the poor!
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      PN
      May 6, 2014 at 8:47 am
      Mayawati - do you have something left in your head? Amit Shah just stated the fact and didn't mention any community... it's you who are uming he meant (or you mean) the Muslims. Actions must be taken against you for believing Mulims are terrorists
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        Gautam
        May 6, 2014 at 1:24 am
        So all the so-called secularists like Mulayam, Mayawati, Sonia etc. are defending each other. It is all a farce, they will all unite under the Third Front with all its goons.
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          Neeraj
          May 5, 2014 at 11:15 am
          All of these second party leaders keep blaming each other for communalism. Mayawati on the pretext of Dalits and calling herself Dalit ke beti has spread enough communalism in UP. She has polarised the UP people encashing on the dalit sentiment. On the other hand Modi has done worse in Gujarat. After what happened in Gujarat muslims all across the country are afraid of voting for him. They do not want Modi to be the PM. Be it SP or BSP in UP communalism is the moot talking point in this election.
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            Romit
            May 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm
            I feel like laughing when I see these self-proclaimed "secularists" like Mayawati and Mulayam from one of India's most backward, illiterate and poor state! The "secular" hindu voters of UP should know the concept of secularism doesn't exist in Islam; you're either a muslim or a "kafir." But then it's easy to manite illiterate s!
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