Political / Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘PM’s boat is sinking’, says Mayawati in attack at Modi

Hindustan Times : May 14, 2019, 11:26 AM

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, keeping up her attack on Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday said, “Modi government’s boat is sinking,” as the Lok Sabha elections 2019 entered the last lap with phase 7 voting scheduled on May 19.

Prime Minister Modi government’s boat is sinking, even the RSS has stopped supporting them. In view of unfulfilled election promises and the public agitation, their swayamsevaks are not being seen putting in the work, it has made Shri Modi nervous,” the BSP chief tweeted.

This comes a day after the two leaders sparred over alleged atrocities on Dalits.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, accusing her of “shedding crocodile tears” over an alleged gang rape in Rajasthan’s Alwar and dared her party to withdraw support from the Congress government in that state.

Hours after his remark, Mayawati accused Modi of doing “dirty politics”, and demanded his resignation for incidents of Dalit atrocities in the past.

The crime in Alwar led to protests across the state after the woman’s husband said she was raped on April 26 and the police were informed on April 30, but a first information report (FIR) was filed only on May 7.

On Tuesday, Mayawati also urged the Election Commission to put a stop on candiates’ roadshows and temple trips during ban due to the violation of the model code of poll conduct.

“During a ban on a candidate for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC), if they go to a public place or offer prayers at a temple & it is shown in media, it should be stopped. Election Commission should take action on it,”