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Modi, Shah dreaming of harming UP: Mayawati

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Deoria (UP) : Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday termed them as “guru-chela” who, she claimed, are “dreaming of harming” Uttar Pradesh.

“Guru and chela have together harmed the country… ‘guru’ means Modi and ‘chela’ means Shah… now, they together are dreaming of harming the state,” she alleged at an election rally here.

BJP leaders have been referring to Mayawati and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, as ‘bua-bhatija’ (aunt and nephew) during campaigning. Referring to Shah’s ‘KASAB’ acronym for the Congress, SP and BSP, Mayawati reiterated, “There is no other Kasab (meaning terrorist) bigger than the BJP president… Gujarat is an example before you to see and ensure that this Kasab does not come (to power) here”. She said, “Muslims need to vote en masse for the BSP, whose Dalit vote is intact and is ready to defeat the BJP… if Muslims vote for the BSP, the BJP will get a setback and it will not be able to come to power in the state.”


Alleging that minorities, especially Muslims, are being given “step-motherly treatment” she cautioned Muslims against voting for the SP, saying it would “directly benefit the BJP”.

She also alleged that BJP will “end reservation by following the RSS agenda” or will make it ineffective.

On BJP’s promise that the party would bring prosperity on coming to power in the state, Mayawati said, “After playing petty politics of graveyard-cremation ground, Kasab, slaughter houses and donkeys of Gujarat they are now promising ‘doodh aur ghee ki nadi’.”