Lok Sabha elections 2019: Mayawati accuses Congress, BJP of corruption in Bofors, Rafale

The BSP chief also questioned the Congress over non-implementation of its proposed ‘NYAY’ or minimum income guarantee scheme in the party-ruled states, including Chhattisgarh.

Published: 15th April 2019 03:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2019 09:38 AM   |  A+A-

Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati (File | EPS)

Express News Service

RAIPUR: Invoking Bofors and Rafale deals, BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday accused the BJP and the Congress of “corruption” in defence deals, and of misusing the CBI and ED to “drag” Opposition parties into false cases. She also said that ‘today the nation’s border is not in safe hands’. 

“Earlier there was dubious Bofors deal and now the controversial Rafale. They have not spared even the army,” said Mayawati while addressing her first public rally in Janjgir-Champa, Chhattisgarh’s only Schedule Caste reserved Lok Sabha seat, around 230 km east of Raipur.

Mayawati, whose party is contesting elections in alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP), did not spare the Congress during her speech.

FOLLOW OUR ELECTION COVERAGE HERE

She also questioned the Congress over non-implementation of its proposed ‘NYAY’ or minimum income guarantee scheme in the party-ruled states, including Chhattisgarh.

Citing the Pulwama attack as the failure of Modi-led Centre, she took a jibe at the BJP over playing a new “drama” over the catchword ‘Chowkidar’ to reap political benefits.

Targeting the PM, Mayawati said people have now understood his “jumlebazi” (false promises).

“The ‘chowkidar’ cannot mislead people anymore,” she said, adding that BJP leaders only give hollow promises.

Former CM Ajit Jogi too and his son Amit were also present during the public rally.

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.)

Comments

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 newindianexpress.com 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 newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com 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. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp