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Mayawati takes veiled dig at Narendra Modi

PTI  Lucknow, July 07, 2013
First Published: 16:10 IST(7/7/2013) | Last Updated: 23:03 IST(7/7/2013)

In a veiled reference to reports that Gujarat CM Narendra Modi had rescued 15,000 Gujaratis from Uttarakhand, Mayawati on Sunday said BSP condemns a political party whose leader seeks to become a PM candidate but talks about saving people only from his own state.

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"We strongly condemn the political party, whose leader stakes claim for the post of the PM, but talks about saving people only from Gujarat," she said.

The BSP supremo said from this, the personality of such a leader could be gauged.

"A person having such a narrow mentality cannot be the one to occupy the top post with honesty. You have to keep this in mind," Mayawati said while addressing Brahmin Bhaichara Sammelan at Ramabai Ambedkar ground here.

She said some political parties were indulging in "politics" over the calamity in Uttarakhand.

"BSP requested the Centre and the state government to extend maximum possible assistance, but I am sad to say that even at this time of deep trouble, some political parties are indulging in politics," she alleged.

She said BSP has appealed partymen to extend maximum help to the victims and has requested the Centre to declare it a national calamity.

"We are grieved with massive loss of life and property due to incessant rain and landslide in Uttarakhand, we pray to give courage to the affected people," she said.


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