Invoking Bofors and Rafale deals, BSP chief Mayawati Sunday accused the BJP and the Congress of "corruption" in defence deals, and of misusing the CBI and ED to "drag" Opposition parties into false cases.
"The Modi government has exploited farmers, dalits, tribals and minorities, and has been biased against them. The government has a casteist and communal thinking," the Bahujan Samaj Party chief said while addressing a public meeting in Janjgir-Champa district.
"The 'chowkidar' cannot mislead people anymore now," she said, adding that BJP leaders only give hollow promises.
Apparently referring to the BJP's bid to build the poll campaign around national security, the Dalit leader said, "They (BJP leaders) speak such things that drive emotions of people, which eventually turns out to be a jumla".
"Only capitalists got benefitted under the Modi government, which is working as a 'chowkidar' (watchman) only for businessmen," she added.
"The Congress did the Bofors scandal while the BJP government has openly committed corruption in Rafale fighter jet deal. The current government of the BJP and the previous Congress dispensation misused the CBI and the ED to target Opposition parties and drag them into false cases," she said.
Mayawati also questionned the Congress' poll promise of implementing the 'NYAY' (nyuntam aay yojna) scheme, which envisages depositing Rs 6,000 per month in accounts of the poorest, if voted to power in elections.
Mayawati said if voted to power, a government of the SP and the BSP would provide work to each and every person, and ensure generation of jobs in government and private sectors.
"The time has come for the exploited and backward sections to take the key of power at Centre and Chhattisgarh in their own hands. Don't get swayed away by false promises," she said.
Jogi's party, which had contested the last year's assembly elections in alliance with the BSP, is supporting BSP nominees in all 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Chhattisgarh which votes in three phases.
While polling for Bastar (ST) seat was held on April 11, remaining two phases will vote on April 18 and April 23.
Four out of total 10 constituencies that will go to polls are reserved seats.
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