Mayawati hits back at Shah, says BJP has ‘notorious goondas’
Stung by unrelenting barbs of BJP chief Amit Shah, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday hit back saying the saffron party has “notorious goondas” and everyone was aware of Shah’s history as well.
She also trained guns at the Samajwadi Party government, saying in the interest of the state, the chief minister should rise above oneupmanship and family feud and look after law- and-order situation of the state.
She also said any move by SP to enter into a grand alliance proved that it had accepted defeat even before the polls.
“BJP mein itney nami-girami goonday hain...main naam ginaney lag jaoon...aur iski shuruwat Gujarat sey hoti hai... Amit Shah ka kya itihas raha hai yeh aapko pata hai (BJP has a number of notorious criminals...If I started counting names...
The list starts with Gujarat...You already know Amit Shah’s history),” she told newspersons here.
“Not only in UP, in the country also BJP has goondas, mafia and criminal elements...you all know about it well,” she said in response to the allegations made by Shah during his party’s Parivatran Yatras.
Shah had alleged that BSP like the ruling SP had goondas and criminal elements.
Making light of BJP’s promise to bring a change in the state in the upcoming Assembly polls, Mayawati said it will meet the same fate in Uttar Pradesh as in Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal and southern states.
“I have convened the press conference especially to expose BJP and its national leaders who are going about making tall claims and to give them a befitting reply so that common people do not fall prey to their Lok Sabha-like promises,” she said. Dubbing the Narendra Modi government as anti-farmer, she said his claims of clearing sugarcane dues of farmers in the state were far from truth.