Mayawati responds to PM Modi, dubs him as 'Negative Dalit Man'

| Updated: Feb 20, 2017 22:19 IST

Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as 'Behenji Sampatti Party', party supremo Mayawati launched a blistering counter-attack and said that the real meaning of Narendra Damodardas Modi was 'Negative Dalit Man'. "Do you know the full name of Modi? It's 'Narendra Damodardas Modi'. Narendra means negative, Damodardas means Dalit and Modi means Man - he is 'Negative Dalit Man', which implies that he is a 'Dalit Virodhi'," Mayawati said, while addressing a rally in Sultanpur. "Modi has been resorting to a lot of 'naatakbaazi' like calling himself the adopted son of Uttar Pradesh and a servant of the state, but, the people of the state will not vote for him," she said. Mayawati further said that Prime Minister Modi was upset over the growing voter base of the BSP. She added that unlike Prime Minister Modi, who married and abandoned his wife, she never married and devoted her whole life for the development of the state. "That's why people of the weaker sections of the society not just consider me as their leader but as their big asset," she added. To further position herself as the sole voice of the Dalits and the Muslims, she appealed to take notice of the factional fight in the Samajwadi Party and desist from voting for the SP-Congress combine. "Mulayam Singh Yadav insulted his brother Shivpal to promote his son Akhilesh. Both the factions will do everything they can to ensure the defeat of the other and this will lead to a division of votes. That's why if Muslims were to vote for the Samajwadi Party, then their vote will get divided and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will benefit," she said. "Muslims should unitedly vote for the BSP. Our Dalit vote base is intact. If Muslims vote in tandem then the BJP can never come to power in the state," Mayawati asserted. She also appealed to the people to vote and form a taintless BSP government. Earlier in the day, hitting at Mayawati's opposition to the Centre's demonetisation drive, Prime Minister Modi said the nature of the party has changed to 'Behenji Sampatti Party' and accused her for amassing ill-gotten wealth after demonetisation.(ANI)