Hitting back at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati’s opposition to the Centre’s demonetisation drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the nature of the party has changed to ‘Behenji Sampatti Party’ and accused her for amassing ill-gotten wealth after demonetisation. BSP supremo Mayawati hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming him as “Mr. Negative Dalit Man”.
Mocking the BSP and the Samajwadi Party, Prime Minister Modi said both came together against the demonetisation scheme though they usually oppose each other on most topics.
He said the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s problem with demonetisation was that she did not get enough time to prepare herself.
“Her question is why the accounts of her brother are being talked about. She accuses that it is so because of the elections. No, Behenji. It is because you deposited 100 crore just after the notes ban. BSP no longer Bahujan Samaj Party…it is now Behenji Sampatti Party,” he added.
“Aren’t the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) staunch rivals? But I was amazed when all the Opposition parties started speaking in one voice when I banned 500 and 1000 rupee notes and asked for records of black money hoarders,” Prime Minister said while addressing a rally in Orai.
Continuing his tirade against Mayawati, Prime Minister Modi said, “Behenji (Mayawati) said there was not enough planning. I asked her, planning by the government or you? She said a week should have been given. Had I done that, the people who looted would have vanished. The money would not have come to banks.”
“Perturbed at the rising popularity of the BSP, the prime minister is indulging in cheap things and indulging in petty talk about its supreme leader and has termed BSP as ‘Behenji Sampatti Party’ (Behenji Assets Party),” she said at an election rally.
“He (Modi) is an expert in jumlebaazi (rhetoric) but when he will get a tit-for-tat reply he will forget all about it and today I have been compelled to do the same for him,” she said.
“Narendra Damodardas Modi means Mr Negative Dalit Man, he is anti-dalit… This negative dalit man does not like that common people give small contributions in running the movement which is also run through donations,” Mayawati said.