New Delhi: BSP Chief Mayawati on Sunday hit out at the NDA government accusing it of having an anti-Dalit mentality. She said that “indecorous” remarks made against the Dalit community by those holding high offices are being ignored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
She also attacked “communal forces” for “demolishing the Babri Mosque” this day in 1992 which coincides with the death anniversary of BR Ambedkar.
“Like the previous Congress government, the present BJP government has done nothing concrete for the followers of Baba Saheb but has only made hollow statements,” Mayawati said in a statement issued on the death anniversary of BR Ambedkar.
She said while on the one hand Parliament is discussing commitment towards the Constitution to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, ministers, Governors and other leaders of the Narendra Modi government are insulting Dalits and backwards from the minority community.
“There is a marked difference in what the Modi government practices and preaches,” she said.
She said the present dispensation is the “first government at the Centre where the ministers seem to be out of control and making irresponsible and indecorous remarks against ignored Dalits and Muslims.”
She pointed out that the Bahujan Samaj Party or BSP is at the forefront in slamming Union Minister VK Singh in the Rajya Sabha for his alleged dog analogy.
“The latest remarks of Singh have crossed all limits of decency. It is sad that no head of any Constitutional body took notice his statement and initiated any action. We were forced to boycott him at least in the Rajya Sabha,” she said.
BSP has no presence in the Lok Sabha. Alleging that the Modi government has a castiest, narrow and communal mindset, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister claimed that “it is now difficult to the believe that the present government will do something different from the Congress regime to help the common man from burning issues the nation is facing… it is a bitter truth that such a communal mindset was displayed when the Prime Minister made an anti-Muslim remark on 2002 Gujarat riots in an interview ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.”
She said after the Modi government came to power at the Centre, incidents of “atrocities” against Dalits, tribals and Muslims have gone up in BJP-ruled states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.