Bahujan Samaj Party is now Behenji Sampatti Party: PM Modi
Mayawati's problem with demonetisation was that she did not get enough time to prepare herself, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday takes on BSP chief Mayawati saying that the nature of the party has changed to 'Behenji Sampatti Party'.
PM Modi's statement came as an apparent response to Mayawati's protest to the Centre's demonetisation drive. He accused the BSP chief of amassing ill-gotten wealth demonetisation.
Mocking the top UP political parties, 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.
Addressing a rally in Orai, PM Modi said: "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."
Stepping up his attack at 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."
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.
Prime Minister Modi also stuck to the development agenda, promising a slew of developmental strategies for the poverty stricken Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.