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BJP slams Mayawati for personal attack on Modi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday hit out at (BSP) for her personal attack on and said that the former Minister's remarks were made out of frustration as her defeat in Lok Sabha polls was imminent.

"Bahen Mayawatiji has understood that her 'gathbandhan' (alliance) is getting nowhere and this is the reason for her worry and sense of insecurity," told a press conference.

on Monday mounted a scathing personal attack on Modi, saying that he could not be expected to respect others' sisters and wives when he had left his own wife for political gains.

"I have also come to know that married women are now trying to make sure that their husbands do not go near because they fear that their husbands may also leave them like Modi left his wife," said.

Expressing disappointment and shock over the remarks, Sitharaman said Mayawati has spoken "ill" about the Prime Minister, his personal life and the women in the BJP.

"Mayawatiji, please be assured that we are all absolutely safe, secure and have good professional relationships in our party," Sitharaman said.

The said that by making such comments, Mayawati has only demeaned the stature of her own leadership and the positions she has held.

"It only shows that she has no respect left for any position or institution," the said, adding that Mayawati's comments were not on ideological issues or on issues which affect any political position.

"It was because the questioned as to why she didn't take up the cause of the Dalit with the government and withdrew her support," she said.

said that Mayawati was desperate after sensing her imminent defeat in the Lok Sabha polls and thus was using foul language against the

"She will not be able to open her account like in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. She is misusing the mission taken up by Dr. and Kanshi Ram. Dalits now feel that Mayawati is not a daughter of the Dalit, but the daughter of 'daulat' (wealth)," Shastri said.

Mayawati's attack on the Prime Minister came as the Lok Sabha elections entered the final phase in which electoral battles will be fiercely contested, especially in eastern --IANS


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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 19:10 IST