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Modi govt is sinking ship, even RSS deserting it: Mayawati

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Tuesday called the government a sinking ship which even its ideologue RSS is deserting and said the country now needed a real prime minister, not a or a chowkidar.

She also attacked the fashion among politicians of visiting temples during the poll campaign and said the should take note.

government boat is sinking, and everyone knows this, she said at a press conference here.

The biggest example of this is that the RSS is also deserting them, she said, claiming that the workers are missing from the campaign.

I cannot spot them anywhere in the election doing hard work with their 'jholaas' (bags), thanks to the non-fulfilment of promises and the intense resentment by the people, said.

As a result of this, Modi is sweating, she claimed.

The BSP supremo said the country will not be fooled by "dual personalities" any more.

"The country has already seen a number of leaders in the form of sevak (servant), mukhya sevak (chief servant), (tea vendor) and chowkidar (watchman), who indulge in misleading the people, she said, referring to labels attached to Modi.

But the country now needs a who can run it in accordance with the spirit of welfare in the Constitution, she said.

The public has already been fooled by people of dual character, and will not be fooled anymore," she told reporters.

took exception to political leaders visiting temples during the period they are banned from campaigning by the

"If someone is banned from campaigning for violating the model code of conduct and he visits public places and temples to take part in prayers, and it is publicised in a big way by the media, then it should also be banned,' she said.

"The needs to take some steps in this direction as well and ban it," she said.

Mayawati appeared to be referring to Yogi Adityanath's visits to temples during the period he was banned from electioneering over the "Ali-Bajrang Bali" comment he made at a rally.

She demanded the EC should include the money spent on roadshows and temple visits in the election expenditure by the party.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 15:06 IST