BJP leadership’s caution had little impact on lynchings: Mayawati

Mayawati targets BJP on cow slaughter and mob attacks

Targeting the BJP, BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said statements of its top leadership had little impact on the issues of mob lynching and cow slaughter, especially in the States ruled by the party.

Review meet

Ms. Mayawati was attending a review meeting of Madhya Pradesh held here with party functionaries.

The BSP supremo also trained her guns on the Congress, saying that though it had dethroned the BJP in Madhya Pradesh and formed government, there was no positive change in the lives of the poor, farmers, youth, OBCs and Dalits in the State.

Like in BJP-ruled States, “casteist and communal” incidents were rampant, Ms. Mayawati alleged.

Assault on officials

Referring to the incident of BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, assaulting government officials recently, Ms. Mayawati said the entire country was “shocked” and in condemnation after seeing the way he was honoured and welcomed by BJP workers on his release from jail.

“How effective will Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement be in this regard, time will tell,” she said.

Economic Survey

Referring to the Economic Survey 2019, which was tabled in Parliament, Ms. Mayawati took to Twitter and said it proved that the BJP government was “nonchalant” on serious issues like poverty, unemployment and farmer suicides.

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