BSP chief Mayawati on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking dip at the ongoing Kumbh Mela in UP’s Prayagraj. Hitting out at the PM, Mayawati took to Twitter and said, “Will a ‘SHAHI’ dip in Sangam by PM Modi be able to wash sins of reneging poll promises, treachery & other state wrongs? Not possible for people to forgive BJP easily for making their life miserable through deeds of Notebandi,GST,Vengeance, Casteism,Communal & Authoritarian rule (sic).” She also blasted the NDA government over the latest scheme for farmers.
“Modi govt should differentiate between farmers and landless labourers, His Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme of Rs 500 per month may be useful for labourers but not helpful for farmers who wants remunerative price of their produce which BJP govt has failed to ensure. This is a failure,” the BSP chief said.
Earlier on Sunday, the Prime minister braved chilly weather and took a holy dip in the River Ganga during ongoing Kumbha Mela. He offered prayers at the Sangam ghat, the holy confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati river. The prime minister wore a robe as he stepped into the water and later changed to a saffron kurta and shawl to perform an aarti at the Triveni Ghat. Modi was accompanied with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the mela.
As a mark of respect to sanitation workers, Modi was seen washing the feet of a group of 'safai karmacharis' at the 'Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar' event, organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Besides, safai karmacharis, swachhagrahis, police personnel and naviks were also distributed 'Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar' awards on the occasion.
On honouring the safai karmacharis in Prayagraj, PM Modi wrote, "Moments I’ll cherish for my entire life! Honouring remarkable Safai Karamcharis, who have taken the lead when it comes to realising the dream of a Swachh Bharat! I salute each and every person making a contribution towards a Swachh Bharat".
Meanwhile, stating that agrarian crisis is a national crisis and needed a national solution, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said Sunday no election sop or individual state could implement change at this scale. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister's remarks come hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. "The farm crisis is a national crisis and needs a national solution, no poll-sop or individual state can implement change at this scale -- we stand with farmers everywhere and promise to bring about a #GoldenRevolution for all farmers regardless of caste, creed or religion," Yadav tweeted.