Mayawati takes veiled dig at Modi at Brahmin Maha Sammelan in UP

Lucknow, PTI | Updated : 07 July 2013, 02:56 PM

In a veiled reference to reports that Gujarat CM Narendra Modi had rescued 15,000 Gujaratis from Uttarakhand, Mayawati on Sunday said BSP condemns a political party whose leader seeks to become a PM candidate but talks about saving people only from his own state.

"We strongly condemn the political party, whose leaders takes claim for the post of the PM, but talks about saving people only from Gujarat," she said.

The BSP supremo said from this, the personality of such a leader could be gauged. "A person having such a narrow mentality cannot be the one to occupy the top post with honesty. You have to keep this in mind," Mayawati said while addressing Brahmin Bhaichara Sammelan at Ramabai Ambedkar ground here.

She said some political parties were indulging in "politics" over the calamity in Uttarakhand. "BSP requested the Centre and the state government to extend maximum possible assistance, but I am sad to say that even at this time of deep trouble, some political parties are indulging in politics," she alleged.

She said BSP has appealed partymen to extend maximum help to the victims and has requested the Centre to declare it a national calamity.

"We are grieved with massive loss of life and property dueto incessant rain and landslide in Uttarakhand, we pray to give courage to the affected people," she said. 

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati was the chief guest at the Brahmin Maha Sammelan where she elaborated her poll strategy, besides, highlighting the party's stand on the various issues concerning the upper castes, especially Brahmins.

The party is leaving no stone unturned to stress that they have a hold on the Brahmin voters. It has organised a series of around 38 sammelans for the Brahmins criss-crossing the state in order to repeat its feat in the 2007 Assembly Elections.

This time BSP has given tickets to 20 Brahmins among the71 candidates already declared for the Lok Sabha polls. In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the BSP had fielded 20 Brahmins among whom five had won. 

First Published: Sunday, July 07, 2013 02:42 PM
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