BSP president Mayawati addressing an election rally in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Photo/ANI
BSP president Mayawati addressing an election rally in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Photo/ANI

Centre misusing investigative agencies to gag Opposition's voice, says Mayawati

ANI | Updated: Apr 19, 2019 17:39 IST

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 19 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party
(SP">BSP) chief and former chief minister Mayawati on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government at the Centre of using investigative agencies to gag the opposition and cover up its own failures.
"To keep the opposition's mouth shut and cover up its own failures, the Central government is misusing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Income Tax, and other agencies," said Mayawati, while addressing an election rally here.
She also claimed that the BJP will be thrown out of power due to its casteist and hate politics. "The BJP will be thrown out of power due to its RSS type thinking, casteist thinking, and hate politics," she said.
She also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling promises made to the people in 2014.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not been able to fulfill even one-fourth of what he promised to youth, farmers, working professionals and to the Dalits, backward classes, Muslims, and other religious minorities," she said.
Slamming the BJP-led NDA government of spending thousands of crores on advertisements, the former chief minister said, "In order to mislead the people, the Prime Minister had begun to boast of his so-called achievements, and inaugurating incomplete works even before elections were announced."
In her bid to woo Dalits and Muslims to her fold, she said, "Even now, the reservation for Dalits, Tribal, and backward classes remains unfulfilled. Even today, the harassment against them has not stopped. Even Muslims and other religious minorities do not seem to be in good condition."
Attacking Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the SP">BSP president said, "The dangerous combo of Modi and Yogi has ruined them even more."
She also claimed that the condition of the poor has not improved either. The SP">BSP president also warned the people not to get misled by the surveys and opinion polls conducted by the media.
Praising people, who had gathered to listen to her, she said, "Your 'josh' is showing that the BJP's NaMo is going while 'Jai Bheem' is coming."
The elections to the 80 Lok Sabha seats of the state are scheduled to be conducted in all seven phases. Polling on the 16 seats has been conducted in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha elections held on April 11 and 19. The results will be announced on May 23. (ANI)

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