STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Pre-poll act of deceit by BJP: Mayawati on foundation laying of Ambedkar Cultural Centre in Lucknow

Had it not been "deceit", "deception" and "drama" before the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, "the president would have been inaugurating the centre and not laying the foundation stone", she said.

Published: 30th June 2021 12:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2021 08:01 AM   |  A+A-

BSP supremo Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati (File photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

LUCKNOW: Just an hour after President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone for Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial and Cultural Centre in Lucknow on Tuesday, politics erupted over the centre in UP, where assembly polls are slated early  next year with the BSP accusing the ruling BJP of remembering the Bharat Ratna only for electoral gains.

“The BSP isn’t against any memorial or centre named after Dr Ambedkar, but getting such events done just for electoral gains amounts to deception…After continuously committing atrocities against countless followers of Dr Ambedkar, the present UP government is getting the foundation stone of a memorial-centre laid. It’s nothing but drama. It’s not only the BJP government but other parties, including Samajwadi Party and Congress, too, which are indulging in such acts of deception and drama,” BSP supremo Mayawati tweeted.

The SP, too, went on an attack mode on the issue. “After being in power for four-and-a-half years, the BJP is remembering Dr Ambedkar when the elections are close. But the bitter reality is that maximum cases of atrocities against the Scheduled Castes have happened in this BJP regime, including the horrific Hathras incident,” party spokesperson Vivek Silas said.

Responding to the criticism, minister Swami Prasad Maurya said, “It’s surprising that instead of praising the foundation stone laying ceremony of the memorial and cultural centre (which will further Ambedkar’s vision) she is criticising it. How can she forget that it’s during the Modi government that five places connected with Dr Ambedkar’s life are being developed as Panch Teerths (Five Pilgrimages).”



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