Mayawati slams PM Modi govt’s Pak policy: ‘unstable, ineffective’

Urges BSP cadre to celebrate her birthday as Jan Kalyankari Diwas.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: January 5, 2016 1:26:50 am
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ACCUSING the Narendra Modi government of having a “loose, unstable and ineffective” foreign policy for Pakistan, BSP chief Mayawati Monday said situation at the borders have remained as “insecure” as they were during the previous regime.

“The foreign policy of the Modi government, especially concerning Pakistan, seems to be inconsistent and ineffective because of which the situation on the borders was as insecure as before,” party workers who attended a meeting with Mayawati here, quoted her as saying.

Her remark comes against the backdrop of the ongoing operation at Pathankot air base in Punjab to flush out holed up terrorists.

In a statement released after the meeting, Mayawati said people expected stability in the country’s policy towards Pakistan after the formation of NDA government, especially when BJP leaders made sensational statements during the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, but that has not happened. The government policy has been constantly changing and none of it seems to have worked, she said.

Attacking the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati said anarchy was prevailing in the state, but Samajwadi Party leaders are busy in cycling, promoting family and family show (Saifai Mahotsav). She said this us why they failed to appoint the state police chief in time, she said.

Mayawati said the record of new DGP, S Javeed Ahmad, has been that of an “able, hardworking and honest” officer, but the “truth” is that no such IAS and IPS officers are allowed by the SP government to work as per law.

On the other hand, she alleged, corrupt officials belonging to a particular caste have been posted at the level of district, tehsil and block, and they neither work with honesty nor listen to their senior officers.

The BSP chief said that by misreporting facts before the Supreme Court on the issue of appointment of new Lokayukta, the SP government has committed a “black deed”. The SP government is not only flaying the constitutional provisions but also creating new controversies in appointments in constitutional institutions forcing courts to interfere, she said. “While the communal atmosphere in the state is being harmed because of BJP, the SP government appears to be totally negligent of it and this seems to be the outcome of the understanding between the two,” she said.

Mayawati said the communal atmosphere of the state is getting spoiled because of the BJP, but SP government seems completely free from these worries even though people across the country are worried about it.

She urged party leaders and workers to celebrate her 60th birthday on January 15 as Jan Kalyankari Diwas (public welfare day) by helping the poor and needy.

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