In a fresh barb at Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Wednesday said that she was a “fit” candidate when it came to matters pertaining to welfare of people and the country while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “unfit” for the top post.
Elaborating on her achievements, Mayawati said her legacy as a four-time CM was clean, pro-people and aimed at development and better law and order. She termed Modi’s legacy as Chief Minister of Gujarat a “stain on the BJP and country”.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi was indeed the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a longer time than I was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh but his legacy is a blot on the BJP and the country while in my regime, Uttar Pradesh was free of riots and anarchy,” she said.
Mayawati further said that her government was “fit” when it came to matters of public interest while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been “unfit”.
“Modi’s term as a Prime Minister as well as Chief Minister was full of violence. He is unfit to hold public office. His legacy is only that of communal strife which is a black mark on the country’s history,” she said.
Accusing Modi of misleading Dalits, she also scoffed at his calling the BSP – ‘Behenji ki Sampatti Party’. “Whatever the national President of BSP has, it has been given by well-wishers and the society, and nothing is hidden from the government,” she said and added that the incumbent government sweeps all its bad deeds under the carpet.
Thirteen seats of Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to vote in the last phase of polling on 19 May, and results will be declared on 23 May.