The TMC chief also alleged that the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh made the Ganga river 'impure by throwing unclaimed bodies of COVID-19 victims'.
Mayawati's remarks came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ambitious Kashi Vishvanath Corridor project.
The inauguration of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor comes just months ahead of the crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in 2022
During his speech in the courtyard of the corridor, the Prime Minister made a special mention of the tireless efforts of the labourers.
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said Akhilesh Yadav spoke from the same mindset which had fired bullets on 'kar sevaks'.
In the same vein, he cited the example of Mahraja Suheldev who had defeated the invader Salar Masood in the battle of Bahraich
He began his address with the religious chant "Har, Har Mahadev" and said that as soon as people enter Kashi, they are freed from all bondage
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi to open Kashi Vishwanath Dham; to take part in 'cruise baithak'
PM Narendra Modi will take part in a 'cruise baithak' later and enjoy watching fireworks and festivities to be hosted at ghats of the ancient city.
Inauguration ceremony to be aired live in 20,000 temples across country.
The inauguration of the state-of-the-art infrastructure surrounding the historic Kashi Vishwanath Temple near the iconic Dashashwamedh Ghat, on December 13 comes ahead of the UP polls.
State Congress Committee vice-president Ashok Kumar Singh wrote to the district development authority on Thursday and demanded that the party office be restored to its original look.
While the PM will reach the venue on a boat via the Ganga to inaugurate the project, the three-day extravaganza on December 12, 13 and 14 will be celebrated like Diwali and Dev Deepawali.
Besides inaugurating the Kashi Vishwanath corridor, PM Modi will also address a convention of BJP-ruled chief ministers and deputy chief ministers in Kashi on December 13-14.
The idol of Annapurna idol will be first taken to Aligarh on November 11 then Kannauj and reach Ayodhya on November 14.
The injured have been admitted at Varanasi Divisional Hospital, where two of them are stated to be serious.