BSP chief Mayawati raps NDA government over rise in Indian money stashed in Swiss banks

Mayawati launched an all-out attack on Modi-led NDA government, accusing them of being in connivance with corporate in sending money out.

Published: 01st July 2018 06:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2018 06:32 PM   |  A+A-

BSP supremo Mayawati (File | EPS)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: Two days after the data related to increase in chunk of Indian money stashed in Swiss banks by 50 per cent was released, BSP chief Mayawati launched an all-out attack on Modi-led NDA government accusing PM and his team of being in connivance with rich capitalists and corporate of the country in sending the money out.

Releasing a statement to the media here on Sunday, the BSP chief asked the Centre whether the money stashed in Swiss banks belonged to his favourite corporate who are allegedly close to the Central government. The BSP chief also exhorted the PM to accept the fact that his government had failed in bringing the black money back and depositing Rs 15 lakh in the accounts of poor and downtrodden as was promised during 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Mayawati also sought answers from the Centre and the RSS as to how the poor were becoming poorer in the country while the rich were growing richer with a palpable rise in their income. Terming the ambitious 'Ujjawala' scheme as 'nothing but an hogwash and a false propaganda', the BSP chief said it was being delivered to an identified section of society.

She raised questions over the devaluation of rupee as compared to dollar and the status of country's economy. However, stretching the thread further, Mayawati also responded to PM's Maghar jibe over opposition's unity by saying that it was an alliance for the sake of poor and backward of the country. The PM in Maghar rally on Thursday had accused the arch rivals of joining hands for the greed of power.

The BSP chief claimed that opposition alliance against the arrogant BJP was for the welfare of the people of the country. She claimed that the ruling party was well aware of the result of such an alliance and 'so was getting uncomfortable'. She reminded the BJP as to how opposition's unity gave adverse results to the ruling dispensation in 1967, 1977 and 1989.

Meanwhile, she also touched Mandsaur rape case deamdning strict action against the BJP MLA from Mandsaur (MP) Sudharshan Gupta for asking parents of the rape victim, 7, to thank the party MP Sudhir Gupta for visiting them. However, Gupta reportedly apologized for his comment later but the development handed out ammo to opposition to attack the ruling party in the state. Mayawati said that the statement of BJP lawmaker not only reeked of insensitivity towards the victim and her family but also exposed his attempt to politicize the incident.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp