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Modi lowering political discourse in country, using ED and CBI to target political rivals: Mayawati

Press Trust of India  |  Aligarh 

BSP Monday accused of lowering the political discourse in the country and using enforcement agencies to target his political rivals.

She also attacked on his claim that the country's borders are more secure than ever, saying the "condition of India's borders was there for all to see."

"The is taking the help of the ED (Enforcement Directorate) and the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to target his political opponents," said at a rally here.

"This is a dangerous precedence and yet another example of the low level of political discourse presently being adopted by the prime minister," she said and alleged that Modi's speeches mark a new low in the political discourse in the country.

The (BSP) alleged that the condition of minorities and other marginalised sections of society had deteriorated in the last five years of the government.

The condition of these sections has never been worse, claimed.

Criticising the and the BJP, she said they have always promoted the interests of the elite at the cost of Muslims and Dalits.

The condition of Muslims deteriorated during the regimes of the and the BJP, and the Sachar Committee's report is an indictment on how these parties have let down the community, she said.

Speaking at the rally at the grounds here, Chaudhary Ajit Singh, whose party is in an alliance with the and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh, said the condition of different institutions in the country has rapidly declined in the past five years.

He alleged that BJP had no faith in the existing democratic set up of the country.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 18:45 IST