BSP chief Mayawati addressing a poll rally in Gorakhpur
BSP chief Mayawati addressing a poll rally in Gorakhpur

Opposition abusing PM Modi because he deserves it: Mayawati

ANI | Updated: May 13, 2019 16:59 IST

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 13 (ANI): Hitting back at BJP which has accused her of using abuses against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SP">BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday justified it saying "those doing something worth being abused are naturally abused".
"Prime Minister Modi is using his caste and poor economic background to lure voters. In his rallies, he is also telling the public that opposition is hurling new abuses on him every day. However, it is obvious that one is abused only when he does something worth being abused," she said addressing an election rally.
The former chief minister also accused BJP of not fulfilling even one-fourth of its election promises and increasing corruption.
"The Central government, through a hurried implementation of demonetisation and GST, has increased poverty and unemployment in the whole country. It has also hurt the country's economy. Corruption has increased at all levels in this government and even defence deals haven't remained untouched by it", she said.
Mayawati appealed to voters to not to let BJP or Congress come to power at the Centre, "Do not get swayed by the promises made in political manifestos. These parties forget about manifesto after elections. This is why SP">BSP doesn't release a political manifesto. Congress promise of providing Rs 6,000 monthly to the poor is not a permanent solution. If SP">BSP forms a government we will ensure jobs for poor in the private and government sectors."
During her address Mayawati also mounted an attack on 'Acche din' promise of BJP and said, "After May 23 'bure din' of BJP will start to come. They will not only lose general elections but after these results the preparation of getting Yogi back to 'math' will also begin."
"They have tried to weaken and break our alliance. They have attempted to create a difference between SP and SP">BSP but have failed. I want to tell them that our alliance is strong, will continue to remain so for a long time and will not be quiet until we remove not only central but also state government", she added.
Mayawati was campaigning for 'Mahagathbandhans' candidates. SP-SP">BSP alliance has fielded Ram Bhuwal Nishad from the Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency.
BJP has fielded Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan from Gorakhpur whereas Congress has fielded Madhusudan Tiwari from the constituency. Polling in Gorakhpur will take place on May 19 in the last phase of elections. Votes will be counted on May 23. (ANI)