Cabinet reshuffle: Mayawati says expansion an attempt to divert attention from govt's failure

The expansion of the Narendra Modi Cabinet at the Centre is an attempt to divert the attention of the people from the government's 'failure' in tackling burning issues the country is facing, BSP chief Mayawati said on Sunday

PTI September 03, 2017 18:09:27 IST
Cabinet reshuffle: Mayawati says expansion an attempt to divert attention from govt's failure

Lucknow: The expansion of the Narendra Modi Cabinet at the Centre is an attempt to divert the attention of the people from the government's 'failure' in tackling burning issues the country is facing, BSP chief Mayawati said on Sunday.

Cabinet reshuffle Mayawati says expansion an attempt to divert attention from govts failure

File image of Mayawati. PTI

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, while referring to the induction of nine new ministers, also said that retired bureaucrats were being relied on more than politicians.

The expansion is an attempt to divert attention of the people from the "failure of the government on burning problems like poverty, unemployment, Ganga cleaning" as well as promises made by the BJP during the Lok Sabha polls, Mayawati said.

"This is new drama being enacted by the BJP. The people have lost hope and are angry with the government. In place of politicians, retired bureaucrats are being relied on more in the expansion and an attempt is being made to propagate the agenda of RSS," she said in a statement.

The expansion reflects the tensions in the BJP and in the NDA, she added. She alleged that due to the policies of the Centre, the atmosphere is getting vitiated and development has taken a back seat.

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