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Mayawati Shown as Goddess Kali in Poster, BJP Cries Foul

BSP denied, any association with the controversial poster, BJP lodged a complaint seeking action against those responsible.

Published: 25th April 2016 08:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2016 08:44 PM   |  A+A-

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BSP Chief Mayawati speaks during a function on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar in Lucknow. |PTI

By PTI

HATHRAS: A poster of BSP supremo Mayawati depicting her as Goddess Kali slaying Union Minister Smriti Irani with Prime Minister Narendra Modi shown in a miniature form has surfaced here, triggering a blame game between political rivals in Uttar Pradesh.

While BSP denied that it has any association with the controversial poster, BJP leaders lodged a complaint seeking action against those responsible.

The poster, which also carries the names of those who have issued it, was part of the tableau being taken out in Sadabad town yesterday evening during Ambedkar Shobha Yatra to mark his 125th birth anniversary.

The district administration, which took notice of the poster, got them removed from the shobha yatra promptly.

District unit president of BSP Dinesh Deshmukh, when contacted, said that as soon as it was brought to his notice he got it removed.

Meanwhile, BJP leaders of the district took offence to the poster and led by their district president Ramvir Singh met SP Ajaypal Sharma and submitted a memorandum demanding lodging of a case against those putting up the poster as well as the convenor of the shobha yatra.

The SP said that the matter was being probed.

Two people, whose names are mentioned in the poster, are said to be block level leaders of BSP.

Recently, a poster depicting UP BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya as Krishna and opposition leaders as Kauravas, had appeared in Varanasi.

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