BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday said the BJP will be going out of power unless it tampered with the EVMs, criticising the party for its “casteist” and “manuwadi” politics.
“Jumlas will not be able to save Modiji,” she added, addressing a rally in Deoband, Uttar Pradesh along with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and RLD chief Ajit Singh.
In an apparent reference to the BJP’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign, Mayawati said that PM Modi’s big or small chowkidars will not be able to save the BJP fort.
Achche din (good days), which was BJP’s campaign slogan during the 2014 election, remains an election promise, said the BSP leader. “Joblessnes is staring at the youth, and meanwhile, the PM is misguiding them in the name of nationalism. He is again making promises close to elections, I caution you,” she said.
The four-time UP Chief Minister was greeted with loud cheers as she raised the issue of stray cattle and farm distress. She went on to criticise BJP for implementing demonetisation and GST without thought.
“The BSP believes in getting things done rather than making tall promises,” she said. She promised to give ₹6,000 rupees per month for the poor if voted to power.
In her speech, Ms. Mayawati did not spare Congress either, criticising the party for its “wrong policies” and for putting up candidates that could cut the vote share of gathbandhan. She appealed to the Muslim voters to not allow their votes to be divided.
Many activists of Chandrshekhar Ravan’s Bheem Army were also present with their flags.