Yoga Day event, a misuse of funds: Mayawati

Joining issues with farmers’ organisations who have opposed the Yoga Day functions, Mayawati said their protest against the “anti-poor and anti-farmers” function and policy was fully justified.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: June 20, 2017 5:54 pm
ram nath kovind, bihar governor, presidential election, presidential election 2017, bjp presidential candidate, presidential election india, india news, bjp news, bjp candidate “RSS should have been made responsible for such functions rather than BJP governments…why must the various government facilities and exemptions that RSS is getting be only allowed to sow seeds of hatred?”, she asked.

With the Uttar Pradesh government all set to organise a grand International Yoga Day function in the state capital tomorrow, BSP president Mayawati today alleged misuse of funds, resources and time over it. “Instead of fulfilling its prime constitutional duty by using its power, resources and time towards providing jobs to crores of jobless poor, farmers, labourers to help them get two square meals, the Modi government is using government funds and machinery on the well-off people,” Maywati said in a press note here, condemning the alleged misuse.

Joining issues with farmers’ organisations who have opposed the Yoga Day functions, Mayawati said their protest against the “anti-poor and anti-farmers” function and policy was fully justified.

Lashing out at the “wrong policies and working” of the BJP-led government which, she claimed have further compounded the problems of the jobless and farmers and has also forced them to commit suicide, Mayawati said farmers will now hold peaceful dharna at the Niti Ayog and Jantar Mantar in Delhi from next month to draw government’s attention over it.

Alleging dwindling job opportunities and employment crunch in the IT sector also, Mayawati said under such trying times, the BJP governments at the Centre and state have “adopted lax attitude and using government funds, machinery and time on programmes like yoga.”

“RSS should have been made responsible for such functions rather than BJP governments…why must the various government facilities and exemptions that RSS is getting be only allowed to sow seeds of hatred?”, she asked.

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    Sham
    Jun 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    Has this woman ever had a positive thought on anything: It is always destructive comments, as starting a nonsensical discussion on EVMs to cover her major defeat now on Joga, which is completey a non-political excercise. You do not win people with this negative at ude, people want to know her visions fot the country, which I think is, perhapy beyond her intelegence. As a matter of fact, she is not alone there: Maximum what the congress heir-apparent could bring forward was "suit boot ki..." slogan that was the end of his intellegence.
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      Lovely
      Jun 22, 2017 at 9:15 am
      Calling Yoga as waste of money?Laughable statement. It means all health camps are waste of money. Around 200 countries have adopted it ( including some Muslim countries).
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        Lovely
        Jun 22, 2017 at 9:11 am
        This Mayajal is totally suffering due to frustration. She had squandered public money for her personal benefits. Last year Swati Singh (now Minister in Yogi govt), had openly bashed ,challenged,exposed her corruption in a very daring manner. Maya thought she was Dalit Godess but in fact she was Godess of corruption.She will never ever win any LS or MLA seat. Her golden days are over.
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          Ananth Kumar
          Jun 22, 2017 at 7:44 am
          The whole world celebrates Yoga. Indian secularists think it belongs to RSS. There is absolutely no limit to how low this fake species is willing to fall.
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            Prashant
            Jun 21, 2017 at 9:03 am
            Yoga will not facilitate idols of Mayawati with her side purse in parks and 1000s of crore in making it and siphoning funds to her Mr 20percent Brother Anand Kumar. So her views were she and her brother will not get anything is of course wastage of money.
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              Sunil Kokrady
              Jun 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm
              True. But then Yoga will reduce her greed for money and weight. It bring her to the level where all her dalit brothers and sisters are.
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              Prashant
              Jun 21, 2017 at 9:00 am
              Yoga will not facilitate idols of Mayawati with her side purse in parks 1000s of crore in making it siphoning the funds to her Mr 20 Brother Anand Kumar.So her views were she her brother will not get anything is of course wastage of money.
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                Sham
                Jun 20, 2017 at 9:59 pm
                This woman, along with Kejriwal are the among the most st pid politicians of the present day. I must admit, there are scores of others, too in this category.
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                  Anonymous
                  Jun 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm
                  I understand her frustration. This could easily fund a thousand statues of Mayawati as the Saviour of the down trodden!!!
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