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Mayawati slams Narendra Modi for vowing to cleanse political system

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 4:06pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI

  • Mayawati BSP supremo Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday slammed Narendra Modi for his statement vowing to cleanse Parliament from criminal elements, saying it was a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
"The people should remain alert from statements of Modi."

"He had yesterday said that Parliament will be free from criminal elements after he became Prime Minister. This statement is like 'ulta chor kotwal ko daate'", Mayawati said while talking to reporters. "In reality, there are tainted, corrupt, criminal candidates in large numbers in Modi's BJP. This had led to resentment within BJP. He (modi) should have introspected before making such a statement", she said.

Mayawati also alleged that BJP led NDA government had "trapped" her in Taj Corridor and disproportionate assets case and she got justice from Supreme Court. Alleging that free and fair polls was not possible in the state in SP regime, Mayawati asked Election Commission to deploy adequate number of central forces.

"The forces should be deployed especially in Yadav dominated feudal areas", she demanded

On SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav contesting from two places Mainpuri and Azamgarh, Mayawati said that it was a well planned strategy to give "Hindu-muslim" colour to elections in Eastern UP.

"I want to asked Chief Election Commissioner to keep an eye on internal setting SP and BJP ad their game plan", she added.

On inflammatory speeches by BJP leaders, Mayawati said that they were continuously giving such speeches and their top leaders have turned a blind eye towards it, which shows that they themselves had given approval to such acts.

The election commission should take stern action against such leaders, she added.

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