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Mayawati slams Amit Shah: New low for BJP under ‘guru-chela’

The BSP supremo stated that in the arrogance of power, BJP is making a mistake of considering the people as a “flock of fools”, though the people are repeatedly “disowning” them ahead of the Lok Sabha election.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: April 8, 2018 4:31:38 am
BJP may go for early Lok Sabha polls, says Mayavati BSP Supremo Mayawati. Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav.

A day after BJP president Amit Shah compared Opposition parties to the snake and mongoose, and dogs and cats coming together on a tree to escape the “flood” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, BSP chief Mayawati hit back on Saturday, stating that BJP is using “uncivilised” and “sanghi” language under the leadership of ‘Guru-Chela’, referring to Modi and Shah.

In a statement issued in Lucknow, she added that people won’t overlook this “criminal mindset”. The BSP supremo stated that in the arrogance of power, BJP is making a mistake of considering the people as a “flock of fools”, though the people are repeatedly “disowning” them ahead of the Lok Sabha election.

“A similar kind of dishonouring, controversial and inferior “sanghi” language was used by chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls, for which the public taught them a strong lesson of defeat using a whip. Even after that, the top leadership of the BJP do not seem to be leaving their ‘criminal mindset’ and ‘sanghi way and character’… which the public is not going to overlook,” Mayawati stated.

She further stated, “This statement from Shah is enough to prove that in the leadership of Guru (Narendra Modi) and his disciple (Amit Shah), the party has gone to a new low. Today, there is a question before the people: Does this kind of mannerless, unpleasant statements suit the country’s party in power.”

The BSP chief said that because of the “arrogance” and “anti-poor, anti-people attitude” of Modi and Shah, the government is now so “alone” at the Centre that their one-time ally (TDP) has brought a no-confidence motion in Parliament and are standing against them.

“However, the Modi government used different kinds of immoral and unconstitutional tricks to avoid any debate in Parliament. Because of this, the working of the present session was disturbed for around the last three weeks and there could not be any discussion on the motion. Will such attitude of the BJP government not be remembered as a black chapter in the history of Parliament?” Mayawati asked. It is not the Opposition, but the BJP which would have to answer the people for that, she stated.

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