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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

In Mayawati’s ‘sinking ship’ jibe at Modi, a claim about RSS’ stand on PM

BSP chief Mayawati said it the RSS has stopped supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 election campaign.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 14, 2019 13:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
BSP chief Mayawati also said roadshows and offering prayers haVE become a fashion during elections, where a lot of money is being spent.
BSP chief Mayawati also said roadshows and offering prayers haVE become a fashion during elections, where a lot of money is being spent.(ANI photo)

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, keeping up her attack on Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday said, “Modi government’s ship is sinking,” as the Lok Sabha elections 2019 entered the last lap with phase 7 voting scheduled on May 19.

“Prime Minister Modi government’s ship is sinking, even the RSS has stopped supporting them. In view of unfulfilled election promises and the public agitation, their swayamsevaks are not being seen putting in the work, it has made Shri Modi nervous,” the BSP chief tweeted.

This comes a day after the two leaders sparred over alleged atrocities on Dalits.

Watch: Mayawati accuses PM Modi of doing ‘dirty’ politics over Alwar rape case

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, accusing her of “shedding crocodile tears” over an alleged gang rape in Rajasthan’s Alwar and dared her party to withdraw support from the Congress government in that state.

Also read:Mayawati ‘unfit for public life’: Jaitley after BSP chief’s attack on PM Modi

Hours after his remark, Mayawati accused Modi of doing “dirty politics”, and demanded his resignation for incidents of Dalit atrocities in the past.

The crime in Alwar led to protests across the state after the woman’s husband said she was raped on April 26 and the police were informed on April 30, but a first information report (FIR) was filed only on May 7.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the BSP chief also took a dig at the PM saying: “To mislead people, many leaders have become servants, chief servants, chaiwala and chowkidar. Now we need a true PM… people have had enough of these impersonators and will not be fooled now”, she added.

Mayawati also urged the Election Commission to put a stop on candidates’ temple trips during ban due to the violation of the model code of poll conduct. Mayawati was among a host of leader banned for ‘provocative’ remarks during campaign speeches.

The BSP also urged the EC to monitor the money candidates spent on roadshows and temple trips and include it in the poll expense.


First Published: May 14, 2019 11:09 IST

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