BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Union ministers attending RSS’s Samanvaya Baithak (coordination meet) as “highly inappropriate”, while claiming that this shows that the government is being run by remote control from Nagpur (RSS headquarters).
The BSP leader was referring to the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers with the top brass of RSS earlier this week to review matters of internal security, Naxal problem and situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement, Condemning reports of Union Ministers presenting their “report cards” to RSS, Mayawati said the “elected government should bow only before the Constitution, its integrity and not in front of a communal and fascist RSS, which is neither accountable or answerable to the people”.
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She claimed that RSS praising Modi government’s work was against the people’s feelings and in future, people will seek answers not only from BJP but also RSS swayamsevaks.
“The Manmohan Singh government was accused of being run through remote control from Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence, but her accountability to the people was fixed as she was head of the ruling party. But the Modi government is completely genuflected before the RSS,” Mayawati said.
Though the RSS claims to be a non-political organisation, its senior office-bearers are enjoying several government entitlements like Z-plus security, she added.
Mayawati also slammed the BJP government in Maharashtra for its order to book for sedition anyone who will write against the administration, ministers and legislators.
“The government fulfilled the demand of one rank one pension in a half-hearted manner. The anger and dissatisfaction among ex-servicemen is obvious and justified as many of their demands have not been met,” she said.
Claiming that Modi spoke as a RSS pracharak and not PM during his recent visit to Bodh Gaya, Mayawati said his speech will not help people. “He keeps saying something but his ministers and party legislators act in the opposite manner as the PM remains a mute spectator,” she added.
“The PM called Bodh Gaya a capital of spirituality but this has been known for thousands of years. The need is to develop this place into a tourism spot of international importance and provide better facilities to tourists. The government seems indifferent towards this,” she claimed.