Mayawati, a leader of rich and sycophants: BJP

Updated on Feb 19, 2008 12:01 PM IST

The latest issue of the party mouthpiece 'Kamal Sandesh' describes her as a 'feudal lord' and also reminds her that "arrogance and hot-headedness has never paid".

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PTI | By, New Delhi

BJP, in search of friends ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year, does not feel that Mayawati could be its natural ally as it has dubbed the BSP supremo as a "feudal lord".

The latest issue of the party mouthpiece 'Kamal Sandesh' not only describes her as a 'feudal lord' but also reminds her that "arrogance and hot-headedness has never paid".

Stung by Mayawati's remark in her recent book boasting that she always kept the BJP on tenterhooks, saying in Hindi, "jooti ki nok par rakha", the BJP retorted that "it was a vulgar display of arrogance".

"She must remember that arrogance and hot-headedness has never paid, has never survived and it had a fall sooner than later... Even the mightiest of the rulers, tyrants and dictators had their fall one day."

In the editorial, the party has lambasted Mayawati for her lavish birthday celebrations and called her a "leader of the rich and sycophants".

"The leader who boasted of her ideology being (that of) sarvajan hitaye, sarvajan sukhaye seems soon to be turning into a feudal lord in word and action."

It goes on to say, "The manner and the grandeur with which her birthday was celebrated last month at Lucknow, Noida and Delhi, left no one in doubt that Sushri Mayawati is not the leader of the poor she otherwise claims (to be)."

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