Hours after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati resigned as Rajya Sabha MP, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the former is trying to create unrest in the peaceful state.
“Mayawati ji has not contributed to the development of Uttar Pradesh. I would like to ask her not try to create unrest in the peaceful state,” Uttar Pradesh Power Minister and BJP leader Shrikant Sharma said.
BJP leader Nalin Kohli lashed out at the BSP chief while saying that Mayawati never endorsed the politics of performance and development.
“If she wants to give resignation then who can stop her.There are three kinds of political thinking. One is of accusations and allegations, one is of excuses and the third is the politics of performance and development. As far as BJP and Modi’s government is concerned we are focusing on politics of performance and development,” Kohli said.
He further said the political parties who do not undertake the politics of performance look for politics of excuses or of the accusations.
“What kind of politics Mayawati is playing that she would be able to tell. If she would have been doing the politics of performance she would not have lost the elections many years ago and thereafter her party would not have been performing badly,” he added
The BSP chief chose to resign after she was allegedly not allowed to speak on issues of attacks on Dalits and backwards class.
“I was not allowed to speak on problems being faced by the Dalits, backwards class, weaker sections including farmers and labourers in Uttar Pradesh. Since I was not allowed to the ruling party to raise these issues so, I have decided to give resignation from Rajya Sabha,” she told media.
She raised the Saharanpur violence and criticised the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for handling the matter poorly.
“Since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come to power, there have been atrocities on Dalits and minorities starting from Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad, then the Gau Rakshaks,” the BSP chief asserted.