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Lok Sabha elections 2019: RSS has dumped Modi in ongoing polls, says BSP chief

In view of the public opposition due to non-fulfillment of the promises made by the BJP during the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the RSS volunteers are not seen campaigning for thim, says BSP’s Mayawati.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 15, 2019 17:43 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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BSPs Mayawati said that RSS had dumped Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the elections after realising that BJP was a sinking ship.(PTI/File photo)

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said on Tuesday the RSS had dumped Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections as it had realized that the BJP was a sinking ship.

“In view of the public opposition due to non-fulfillment of the promises made by the BJP during the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the RSS volunteers are not seen moving with their bags campaigning for the BJP candidate. Modi is facing a tough challenge,” she said.

Mayawati said road shows and prayers in temples had become a fashion in the election campaign. “Large funds are spent on road shows and the Election Commission should take note. If a party organizes road show in support of its candidate, then it should be included in the expenditure of the political party,” she said.

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She said leaders banned by the Election Commission from campaigning made a mockery of the order by visiting temples located at public places, which got highlighted by the media.

“The EC should take effective measures to check such practices,” she said.

She said the Prime Minister projected himself as ‘sewak, mukhya sewak, chai wala and chowkidar’ but the people needed a PM who worked according to the Constitution.

“People have been cheated by the PM and they do not wish to be taken for a ride in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections,” she said.

First Published: May 15, 2019 14:48 IST