BSP Supremo Mayawati blames BJP, RSS for ‘Bharat Bandh’ against SC/ST act


New Delhi | Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday blamed the BJP and its political ideologue RSS for the ‘Bharat Bandh’ organised against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on 6 September.

Mayawati termed the strike a conspiracy of the BJP and an event orchestrated by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). In an issued statement Mayawati called this event a conspiracy was being hatched by the ruling party to divert the attention of the people from various burning issues like the fuel price rise and the falling value of the Rupee against the US dollar.

Criticising the Narendra Modi-led BJP government Mayawati said the alleged country was already suffering the consequences of the wrong economic policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government and alleged that the same forces were now trying to play “dirty politics” on the issue.

Mayawati also defended the amendment of the SC/ST Act (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, saying it depended on the mentality of the government on whether the Act was misused or not. Mayawati further added that people are more hassled by rising fuel prices, the dropping Indian Rupee than such issues which were nothing more than a ploy to deflect people’s minds from such issues and the failure of GST and demonetisation.


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