A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dip in the Ganga at the Kumbh, Prayagraj, and washed the feet of sanitation workers during an event, BSP chief Mayawati said no dip would help Modi wash off his government’s wrongdoings. Mayawati wrote, “Will a ‘SHAHI’ dip in Sangam by PM Modi be able to wash promises, deeds of Notebandi, GST, Vengeance, Casteism, Communal & Authoritarian rule.”
On Sunday, Modi took part in a "Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar" award function, where he acknowledged the efforts made by the 'swachh karmacharis' to keep the Kumbh grounds clean, before washing the feet of the sanitation workers, who still form the most underprivileged sections of society.
The workers, of whom one was a woman, expressed their joy at the gesture. One of them said, "It's nothing less than a dream. Will share this proud moment with everyone. Modi deserves another chance as the country's head."
Stating that it was an emotional day for him, the Prime Minister sought the sanitation workers’ blessings and vowed to "continue to work for them".
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also slammed the Modi government for not be able to differentiate between farmers and landless labourers and failing to provide remunerative price to the farmers for their produce.