Mayawati targets Modi, says situation in country worse than Emergency

New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on September 18 said that the leaders of the opposition parties were being targeted by the central investigating agencies even as she accused prime minister Narendra Modi of going back on his promises made to the farmers.
Addressing a public meeting at Meerut, about 450 kilometers from here, Mayawati also alleged that a conspiracy was hatched to eliminate her during her visit to the village that was rocked by Dalit-Thakur clashes a few months back in Saharanpur district in the state.
”The prevailing situation in the country is worse than Emergency….central agencies like CBI and ED are targeting the opposition leaders,” she said.
The BSP supremo said that the farmers of the state felt betrayed as the BJP had promised to waive their loans to the tune of Rs. One lakh. ”Many farmers received waiver cheques worth re. one,” she said.
Mayawati also accused the BJP of engineering Dalit-Thakur clashes in Saharanpur in a bid to gain the sympathy of the Dalit community. ”There was a conspiracy to eliminated me during my visit to Saharanpur,” she alleged.
She also said that BJP had selected Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for the post of President to make a dent into her Dalit vote bank.
Mayawati said that she had resigned from the membership of Rajya Sabha as she was not allowed to speak on the atrocities on the Dalits in UP.
The BSP supremo has planned a series of rallies across the state in the next few months in a bid to regain lost ground and the support of the Dalit community.
BSP had failed to open its account in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and in the recent assembly polls also the party could win only 18 seats.

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