Amit Shah takes on Samajwadi Party over 'Mahabharat', taunts Mayawati on bunglows

He also alleged that while SP was committing atrocities on Dalits, BSP supremo Mayawati was exploiting them and claimed that only BJP can ensure uplift of the community.

PTI September 21, 2016 19:10:53 IST
Amit Shah takes on Samajwadi Party over 'Mahabharat', taunts Mayawati on bunglows

Lucknow: Hitting out at successive BSP and Samajwadi Party governments in Uttar Pradesh over corruption, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday alleged that people of the state
were left empty handed while the leaders of the two parties flourished under their rule.

He also alleged that while SP was committing atrocities on Dalits, BSP supremo Mayawati was exploiting them and claimed that only BJP can ensure uplift of the community. "In the last 15 years, the people of Uttar Pradesh have been entangled between SP and BSP and remained where they were, while the leaders of these parties accumulated wealth," he alleged.

Amit Shah takes on Samajwadi Party over Mahabharat taunts Mayawati on bunglows

BJP president Amit Shah. Reuters

Addressing a 'Parivartan Maha rally' organised by former BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya, Shah raised questions on graft cases, from Taj corridor to alleged mining scam linked to Gayatri Prasad Prajapati.

"I want to ask Akhilesh as to why was Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was removed from the ministry...corruption was cited as the reason when he was dismissed, but he was taken back within a week...is he not corrupt now," he asked.

"Had there been no corruption in the mining department in the state (headed by Prajapati), every household would have got a colour TV set," Shah claimed. "Modiji is sending money to the state but it is being divided between chacha and bhatija...," the BJP national president alleged targeting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and state minister Shivpal.

Taking a jibe at the Samajwadi Party over the infighting, Shah said it was "bigger than Mahabharat". "Uncle (chacha) and nephew (bhatija) are throwing each other's supporters out and Amar Singh is playing the role of Narad," he alleged.

Shah also tried to corner Mayawati, saying she should have used the money spent for buying her bunglows for the poor Dalits in the state. "Behenji (Mayawati) you got clear majority (in 2007)... what did you do? NRHM scam, Noida plot allotment scam, Taj corridor scam, security number plate scam, police recruitment scam," he alleged.

"After a scam worth Rs 40,000 crore, she says that she will work for the betterment of the state's backwards and Dalits if voted to power," the BJP president alleged.

In the rally organised under the banner of Loktantrik Bahujan Manch of Maurya, who has accused the BSP supremo of selling party tickets, Shah asked the people to tell others about the number of bungalows owned by Mayawati in Delhi.

Questioning Mayawati's claims of working for improving the lot of Dalits, he claimed, "If she had distributed the money she spent on the bunglows...every Dalit household would have got an air conditioner." He also lashed out at the BSP supremo over the issue of atrocities on Dalits, saying, "As many as 1,074 Dalits were killed between 2008-2011 ...Behenji, before seeking Dalit votes you will have to give an answer on the killing of Dalits (under your government) to their Samaj."

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