India, (2/5/2019): Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati today criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statement that her party had discarded the principles of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.
Responding to the PM’s remarks, which were made on Wednesday at a rally in Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati said, “Yesterday PM Modi at his election rally here in UP made a sharp comment on BR Ambedkar ji. To the BJP, Congress and other opposition parties, Ambedkar-ji may be a plank for vote politics but to BSP he is the soul.”
On Wednesday, PM Modi at a rally held at the border of Ambedkar Nagar and Ayodhya slammed SP and BSP for forgetting the principles of Babasaheb Ambedkar and Ram Manohar Lohia
“Be it SP, BSP or Congress, it is necessary to know their reality. Behen-ji used the name of Babasaheb Ambedkar but she did everything which is just the opposite of his principles,” the PM said referring to Mayawati.
“SP used the name of Lohia-ji but they destroyed the law and order situation in UP,” he added.
Mayawati also accused the BJP of playing the Masood Azhar card to garner votes in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, whose party formed an alliance with former rival SP and the RLD, also said that it was the BJP government which freed the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief