Narendra Modi is a liar, we’ve to stop him :Mayawati
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati took on Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday, calling him a liar who is misleading people.
Talking to reporters outside Parliament, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, “There is very little truth in what Narendra Modi says. It is more lies. People are being misled.”
Slamming the saffron party for its doublespeak, the BSP chief said, “The BJP is in the habit of saying something and doing the opposite.”
She reiterated her stand to make every possible effort to keep the communal forces out of power. Maintaining that her party had supported successive UPA governments at the Centre with the sole objective of keeping communal forces out of power, Mayawati said, “We will try with all our might to stop him (again).”
Without making a mention of either the 2002 Gujarat riots or the more recent Muzaffarnagar riots, Mayawti said, “Minorities are very worried about Modi. They know that Muslims will never be safe if he comes to power.”
In a tactical change of stand, Mayawati showed concern for the community and said, “For (the sake of) minorities, we have to stop him from coming to power.”
Playing her minority card well, Mayawati has included more and more candidates from the minority, especially in the riot-hit areas of western UP. In western UP, where Muslims are in majority, the party has fielded candidates from the community in Muzaffarnagar, Kairana, Meerut, Amroha, Sambhal, Badaun, Pilibhit, Dhaurahra and Rampur.