Modi 'unfit' to hold PM's post: Mayawati

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati wave at their supporters during an election campaign rally for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Mau, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tenure had been full of violence and hence he was "unfit" for the office he holds.

She termed Modi's legacy as Chief Minister of Gujarat a "stain on the BJP and country".

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi was indeed the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a longer time than I was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh but his legacy is a blot on the BJP and the country while in my regime, Uttar Pradesh was free of riots and anarchy," she said.

Mayawati further said that her government was "fit" when it came to matters of public interest while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been "unfit".

"Modi's term as a Prime Minister as well as Chief Minister was full of violence. He is unfit to hold public office," she said.

Also accusing Modi of misleading Dalits, she also scoffed at his calling the BSP - 'Behenji ki Sampatti Party'.

"Whatever the national President of BSP has, it has been given by well-wishers and the society, and nothing is hidden from the government," she said and added that the incumbent government sweeps all its bad deeds under the carpet.

"Modi was honest only on paper and tries to project a new image before the people," Mayawati said.

"The Modi government is anti-Dalit and have been trying to defame the BSP since the past five years. They have failed because the BSP is an open book but Dalits should beware of their motives," she said.

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

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