A day after launching a bitter personal attack on the prime minister, BSP chief called the Narendra Modi government a sinking ship which even its ideologue RSS is deserting. “Narendra Modi government boat is sinking, and everyone knows this,” she said at a press conference.
“PM Modi’s government is losing this election, it appears that even RSS has stopped supporting them. In view of unfulfilled election promises and the public agitation, their swayamsevaks are not being seen putting in the work, it has made Shri Modi nervous,” ANI quoted Mayawati as saying.
She also said the country will not be “deceived” by “dual characters” any more and it now wants only a PM, not a “chaiwala or chowkidaar”.
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“The country has already seen a number of leaders in form of sevak (servant), mukhya sevak (chief servant), chaiwala (tea vendor) and chowkidaar (watchman), who indulge in misleading the people. But, the country now needs a pure Prime Minister who can run the country in accordance with welfare spirit of the Constitution…The public has already been fooled by people of dual character, and will not be fooled any more,” she said.
The BSP chief also targeted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his temple visits while serving a campaign ban imposed by the Election Commission.
“Roadshows and offering prayers has become a fashion during elections, where a lot of money is spent. Election Commission should add this expense to the candidate’s total expenditure limit.”
“During a ban on a candidate for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC), if they go to a public place or offer prayers at a temple and it is shown in media, it should be stopped. Election Commission should take action on it,” Mayawati added.
On Monday, Mayawati had said that “married women in the BJP” are scared of their husbands meeting him because of the fear that “Modi might make them leave their wives like he did with his wife”.
Mayawati’s attack on the Prime Minister came a day after Modi questioned her response to the alleged gangrape of a Dalit woman in Rajasthan’s Alwar, and asked why her party had not withdrawn support to the Congress state government.