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Mayawati is a feudal lord, says BJP

February 19, 2008 11:13 IST

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The BJP, in search of friends ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year, does not feel that Mayawati could be its natural ally as it has dubbed the BSP supremo as a "feudal lord".


The latest issue of the party mouthpiece Kamal Sandesh  not only describes her as a 'feudal lord' but also reminds her that "arrogance and hot-headedness has never paid".


Stung by Mayawati's remark in her recent book boasting that she always kept the BJP on tenterhooks, saying in Hindi, "jooti ki nok par rakha", the BJP retorted that "it was a vulgar display of arrogance".


"She must remember that arrogance and hot-headedness has never paid, has never survived and it had a fall sooner than later... Even the mightiest of the rulers, tyrants and dictators had their fall one day."


In the editorial, the party has lambasted Mayawati for her lavish birthday celebrations and called her a "leader of the rich and sycophants".


"The leader who boasted of her ideology being (that of) sarvajan hitaye, sarvajan sukhaye seems soon to be turning into a feudal lord in word and action."


It goes on to say, "The manner and the grandeur with which her birthday was celebrated last month in Lucknow, Noida and Delhi, left no one in doubt that Sushri Mayawati is not the leader of the poor she otherwise claims (to be)."


The article alleges that the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has no time to look after Bundelkhand, which is in the grip of a severe drought. This is despite the fact that the situation was alarming on the agriculture front that farmers are feeling helpless and committing suicide, it alleged.


The BJP also has accused her of politicising the state administration. It says, "The chief minister belongs to BSP but the UP government does not belong to BSP. The present dispensation in the state is leaving no stone unturned to politicise the administration as the one belonging to BSP."


Incidentally, the BJP had shared power with the BSP in the state during 1990s.


Attacking the BSP government, it alleged that Uttar Pradesh is fast turning into a sanctuary of global terrorism and deriving strength from political patronage.


"During the last few months, numerous terrorist attacks have taken place in the state- Faizabad, Ayodhya, Lucknow, Varanasi, Rampur and earlier at Chandauli," it added.

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