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No riots in UP when I was CM... Modi's tenure full of violence: Mayawati

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on Wednesday claimed that the state of did not witness any riots during her tenure as Minister. The former minister also said that Narendra Modi's tenure has been full of violence and deemed him "unfit" for holding a public office.

She termed Narendra Modi's legacy as of a "stain on BJP and country's communalism".

"was indeed the Chief Minister of for a longer time than I was the CM of Uttar Pradesh, but his legacy is a black stain on BJP and country's communalism...While in our government, was free of riots and anarchy," the BSP supremo told ANI.

Continuing her tirade against Modi, said that her government was "fit" when it came to matters of public interest, while BJP has been "unfit". "Modi's term as a as well as Chief Minister was full of violence. He is unfit to hold the public office," said.

The BSP served as the chief minister of four times, briefly in 1995 and 1997, then from 2002 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2012.

She also scoffed at PM Modi for calling BSP - "Behenji ki Sampatti Party". "Whatever the president of BSP has, it has been given by well-wishers and the society, and nothing is hidden from the government," she said, asserting the incumbent government sweeps all their bad deeds under the carpet.

Stepping up her attack, she accused BJP of having the most corrupt members. "BJP has a of calling other parties corrupt. The nation knows that the most corrupt people belong to their party," she added.

Thirteen seats of Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to vote in the last phase of polling on May 19, and results will be declared on May 23.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 11:14 IST
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