Maya storms Mulayam's bastion

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday launched a scathing attack on prime minister Narendra Modi accusing him of failing to fulfill the promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and favouring the rich while ignoring the poor.

Addressing an impressive gathering at Azamgarh, the Lok Sabha constituency of Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati also lambasted the Akhilesh Yadav government over its alleged failure on the law and order front while charging the Congress with trying to lure the upper caste with promise of reservation.

Apparently buoyed by the large gathering, that included a large number of women, Mayawati rejected allegations that she sold party tickets and asked the people not to be misled by the “propaganda” by her rivals.

“They (rivals) say that BSP is going to lose in the assembly polls...why then will any one pay to get its nomination?,” she said exuding confidence that BSP would form the government after the forthcoming assembly elections in UP due early next year.

She also had a dig at Modi and said that the latter had promised 'achhe din' (good days).

“Instead the people of the state and country are experiencing bure din (bad days),”, she remarked.

“Modi favours the rich businessmen...their loans are waived but poor people are harassed,” she said.

“BJP has failed to check the spiraling crime in Delhi...how can it be expected to run UP,” she said.

Mayawati also referred to the attacks on dalits in Gujarat and other parts of the country and termed Modi an “anti-dalit”.

“No benefit will come to the dalits if someone eats with them or spends a night at their homes,”, she said apparently referring to some BJP leaders' lunch with dalit families.

“Dalits do not want verbal sympathy from Modi they want concrete and stern action against those guilty of attacking them,”, she added.

Referring to desertions by several senior BSP leaders, Mayawati said their departure had cleansed the party.

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