Stung by Prime Minister's criticism of her government's track-record on development, UP Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday claimed Manmohan Singh was being misled on the issue by Congress state leaders as the party was nervous about BSP's growing support base.
"The Prime Minister is not at fault. He will speak what the Congress leaders will tell him to say," Mayawati said at an election rally in Ramaipur.
Questioning the BSP government's performance on the development and law and order fronts, the Prime Minister had, at a rally in the district on Friday, alleged that its "failure" to implement the Central schemes was responsible for the dismal situation in the state.
The BSP supremo on Saturday rejected Singh's statement saying, "the Congress is very nervous about the growing support base of the Bahujan Samaj Party and therefore its leaders are resorting to giving misleading statements."
She said while the Congress was blaming her party for the lack of devlopment in UP, it was the UPA government which had rejected her demand for a 80,000-crore development package which forced her party to withdraw support to the alliance.