Mayawati takes on RSS, Modi Government

SansadTV Bureau

mayawati_bspTraining her guns on RSS, BSP Chief Mayawati claimed on Saturday that it is emerging as an “unconstitutional and unaccountable” organisation after the formation of Modi government, whose performance has been “disappointing”.

The former UP chief minister alleged that BJP is trying to use communal tension for political gains in the upcoming by-polls and objected to RSS members being given “constitutional” posts.

“RSS is emerging as a stronger unconstitutional and unaccountable organisation than before and its head’s recent statement on Hindutva can lead to communal tension in the country,” Mayawati told reporters while referring to remarks by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.

“Keeping aside all traditions and rules, BJP is putting RSS people on constitutional posts which could lead to problems,” she said.

She lashed out at BJP and RSS over recent incidents of Chief Ministers of some states being booed in the presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Out of narrow mindedness, BJP and RSS workers have been behaving in an indecent manner which could further sour relations between the Centre and states and the federal structure would also be weakened”, she said.

Mayawati said that it was enough time for a majority government to start fulfilling its promises and bring “achchey din” to live up to the expectations of the people.

“They had made a number of promises on power, unemployment.  . . But till now they have not prepared a roadmap for initiating concrete steps in this direction and the old disappointment is growing among the people,” she said.

On communal unrest, she said such incidents go on to prove that BSP’s apprehensions were correct that a BJP government at the Centre would lead to a rise in communal riots which would hamper progress.

Mayawati alleged that there is a tacit understanding between BJP and SP and claimed that the people want her to return to power.