Lucknow, Oct 12: Those who are thinking that Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati is lying low post humiliating defeat at the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections earlier this year, they might be little wrong.
After continuous verbal attacks on the Narendra Modi government by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the recent past, it is the turn of Mayawati to hit out at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre and PM Modi over price rise, rise in unemployment and lack of healthcare facilities for common man on Wednesday.
Along with targetting the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre, Mayawati also hit out the BJP government in her home state, Uttar Pradesh.
Taking a dig at BJP president Amit Shah's recent statement in Amethi, UP, that the party has given a "PM who speaks", Mayawati said "the nation needs a PM who works rather than a merely speaking one".
Accusing the NDA government at the Centre of doing nothing to control price rise, arrest unemployment and improve healthcare facilities, the Dalit leader said the UP government was turning out to be similar to the one at the Centre.
The BSP chief said she was happy that albeit late, the BJP chief had admitted the "bitter truth" that PM Modi was a "speaking PM", as he failed to bring "acche din" to the country as promised during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
She added it was for the first time in the history of free India that there was a PM who gives monologues, does not believe in two-way communication and one who misuses government machinery to further his own personal and party's agenda.
"At a time when every voice is being suppressed, the BJP is patting its back for having given a PM who speaks," she said.
Mayawati, the former Chief Minister of UP, criticised the incumbent CM Yogi Adityanath and said mere reviews of various issues by him was not going to help improve governance and end problems faced by the people.
"The situation in the state is going from bad to worse with every passing day," she said.
Now, we have to wait and watch to see what the BJP is going to say in reply to Mayawati's criticism against the PM and the saffron party.