Responding to Modi’s statement on attacks on Dalits, Mayawati said that the Dalits don’t need Modi’s sympathy but justice and strict action against casteist illegal activities and cruel treatment.She said that Modi’s remarks were political and wicked.
Speaking in Hyderabad Sunday, PM Narendra Modi had said “shoot me if you want, but not Dalits”.
Mayawati said that PM made the statement with selfish motive of attracting Dalit votes for upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The statement look like more of a drama.
She further added that such statements can make headlines in newspapers but they cannot remove the problem.
She said for the last two years, Modi “slept like ‘Kumbhakarna’ (the mythological character in Ramayana who slept for six months at a stretch) and has woken up now because he knew that he would not get a single Dalit vote”.
She said that Modi cannot deny that there has been a lot of incidents of illegal activities against Dalits after formation of Modi’s government . BJP government in the state have tried to hide these activities.
She added if Modi had spoken on the illegal activities against Dalits two years back . If he had made sure justice for the victims then the situation would not have worsened so much.