No prayers will help Modi: Maya
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 05 Mar 2017 09:07:39|
SLAMMING Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not keeping his promises made to the people during the 2014 Lok Sabha campaign, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said that no amount of prayers would help him this time.
Addressing a rally of party supporters in Rohania here, she also said that Modi, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Varanasi, had lost the support of the people of his constituency and that the large crowd thronging his roadshow here earlier in the day had been imported.
Referring to the prayers offered by Modi at the Kashi Vishwanath and Kaal Bhairav temples in the city, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo said even the Gods will not come to his rescue now.
Calling the people who had thronged the route of Modi’s roadshow his “chamchas”, she said that even these people will vote against BJP candidates in Varanasi this time.
She went on to criticize the Prime Minister for his decision of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, saying the people of the state were disgusted with the “adopted son from Gujarat” and would this time vote for “their very own daughter” meaning herself.
In an oblique reference to the BJP’s recent attempts to aggressively woo a section of Dalits and OBCs, Mayawati told her supporters to not get hoodwinked by such “antics”. “They are working hard to disown their anti-Dalit and anti-OBC past. Their decision to appoint an OBC (Keshav Prasad Maurya) as the State President in place of a Brahmin (Laxmi Kant Vajpayee) was just a clever ploy you should beware of,” the BSP supremo remarked.
“If, by an accident, the BJP happens to come to power in UP then backed by the Government at the Centre, the party will work towards fulfilling the RSS agenda of doing away with reservations,” she said.
“Reservations for Dalits was a direct result of the endeavours of Baba Saheb Ambedkar. When V P Singh became the Prime Minister, he posthumously conferred Bharat Ratna on Ambedkar and implemented Mandal Commission whereby the reservation facility was extended to Backward Classes.