Maya slams PM over response to Uri attack

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Published on Sep 26, 2016 08:19 AM IST
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LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Uri attack that left 18 soldiers dead.

“While the country expected Modi to initiate immediate steps to ensure such attacks aren’t repeated, the PM was busy engaging in emotional blackmail,” she said on Sunday.

Addressing the media, the BSP chief said the PM was unable to assure the nation that such attacks won’t be repeated.

“The all-round failure of the Modi government in not being able to resolve such issues, as well as those linked to public welfare and social security, would cost the BJP dear, not just in the forthcoming assembly polls but in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as well,” she said.

Questioning the BJP government’s Kashmir policy, Mayawati said, “Instead of formulating a long term strategy, after forging a consensus, the PM and his ministers are busy misleading the country.”

She added, “Instead of finding a solution to the issue, the PM was busy promoting select industrialists close to him. Now, he has started campaigning for them. That is why there is considerable anger against the Modi government.”

The BSP chief also criticised the UP government over its “inability” to check the spread of dengue and chikungunya. “The UP government is busy fighting family wars even as people are in the grip of such deadly diseases,” she said.

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