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It will be disastrous if Modi becomes PM: Mayawati

india Updated: Apr 14, 2014 01:01 IST
Saurabh Katkurwar
Saurabh Katkurwar
Hindustan Times

BSP supremo Mayawati once again turned her guns on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying it would be disastrous if he becomes PM.

Attending a rally in Mumbai on the eve of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, the former UP CM said, “Godhra riots occurred when Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat. If he becomes PM by chance, there could be a series of riots across the country. It will be disastrous.”

Tearing into BJP for its claim to bring the economy back on track if it comes to power, she said BJP the party fooling people.

“Modi has been saying he would improve the economy of the country. What did BJP do during its six-year rule till 2004? It they are now talking of development and prosperity, they are just misleading the people,” Mayawati said.

She also took on the Congress for doing nothing for welfare of the underprivileged class despite coming to power several times after independence.

“Neither the Congress nor any other party made any efforts to elevate people belonging to the lower strata of the society,” Mayawati said while addressing a gathering of about 10,000 party workers and supporters.

She alleged that not just north Indians but people from rural parts of Maharashtra were also ill-treated in Mumbai.

“Everybody knows that north Indians are being ill-treated in Mumbai, but the fate of the rural population coming to the city from across the rural parts of the state is no different.

They come for employment and better living, but are treated with the humiliation. If BSP comes to power, we will work for their upliftment,” she said.