LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today by calling his "Gujarat legacy a black spot". "PM Modi has been Gujarat chief minister for a longer time than me (in Uttar Pradesh), but his legacy is such that it is a black spot not only on himself, but also on the BJP and a burden on the communal history of the country," Mayawati said.
The former CM’s counter-attack comes a day after Prime Minister Modi potshot at her and Akhilesh Yadav. "I challenge them to show if I have any undeclared assets, farmhouses, or shopping complex, or whether my money is stashed in foreign banks. Prove that I have any property in any foreign land, bungalows worth crores, high-end cars worth lakhs and crores of rupees," PM Modi said in Ballia in UP.
BSP Supremo today said PM Narendra Modi has "crossed all limits of decency" in calling the BSP her personal property. "The entire country knows that most of those having benami properties and the corrupt are connected with the BJP," she said, adding PM Modi was honest only on paper, just as he "belongs to the Other Backward Classes category only on paper".
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said he has never indulged in caste politics despite fighting many elections in Gujarat. "I have only one caste - poverty. That's why I have rebelled against poverty," he said during a rally in Ballia.