BJP's governance in UP, Gujarat have put democracy at risk: Mayawati
Lashing out at the BJP for its greed, Mayawati on Saturday said the recent developments in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have put 'democracy at risk'.
Lucknow: Lashing out at the BJP for its "greed for power", BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said the recent developments in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have put "democracy at risk".
"The political developments in Goa, Manipur, Bihar and now in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are proof enough that the Modi government has put democracy at risk," she said in a statement here.
"BJP's greed for power has turned into lust for power.. the manner in which the official machinery and power is being misused is most condemnable," she said.
The BSP chief said the central government had misused its power in a very blatant manner in Gujarat following which MLAs have been forced to leave their state and move to a safer place.
After forming its government in Goa and Manipur by "crushing democracy", whatever is happening in Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh is an example of misuse of official machinery like ED, CBI, income tax etc against opposition leaders, she said.
All this is being done to divert attention from the wrong policies and works of the BJP government, she said.
"The governments in Odisha and West Bengal are also facing 'official' terror," she alleged.
On the resignation by three MLCs, two from Samajwadi Party and one of BSP in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati said rather than bowing before the BJP, they should have faced the challenge.
It would be unwise to jump to conclusions on the basis of the exit of a slew of OBC leaders from the BJP. As of now, the OBC revolt is a small one and has not resulted in an explosion.
According to the official schedule given by the Election Commission, the Uttar Pradesh polls will be held in seven phases from 10 February to 7 March this year.
These defections have made the contest tighter than before, but the BJP might still be able to cross the finishing line in a tightly contested election