In an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has imposed a "lajawab neta" (wonderful leader) upon the country.
"PM Modi is moving freely without care despite facing numerous serious allegations of Model Code of Conduct violation, thanks to the ECI. That's why he has started crossing the limit as far as respect for women is concerned. Haven't BJP/RSS imposed a lajawab neta upon the country?," BSP supremo tweeted in a sarcastic manner.
On the BJP-led NDA government's repeated arguments that the Opposition does not have a leader fit for the prime ministerial post, Mayawati accused them of "insulting the masses by claiming that the Oppositions lack leadership for the post of Prime Minister."
"Why is BJP & co. repeatedly insulting masses by claiming that the Oppositions lack leadership for the post of Prime Minister? 'Who after Nehru?' was the arrogant question asked earlier too. But people gave a befitting reply to all this nonsense & will surely give another one shortly," she tweeted.
SP-BSP-RLD are fighting the ensuing Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh as allies. As per the seat-sharing agreement, SP is contesting 37 seats and BSP 38. Three seats have been given to the RLD--Mathura, Muzaffarpur, and Bagpat. Two seats--Rae Bareli and Amethi--have been left for the Congress.
Uttar Pradesh, where 80 Lok Sabha seats are at stake, is undergoing polls during all seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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