War of words over Shah's Kasab remark escalates
The war of words between the BSP and the BJP over Amit Shah's Kasab remark escalated to a new level on Friday with the saffron party saying that the impending defeat is making Mayawati react to trivial issues and comments.
Exuding confidence that BJP would sweep UP assembly elections, party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told ANI that BSP can foresee its defeat and hence reacting over every small issue.
He said both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah are getting huge support from the people of Uttar Pradesh.
The Bahujan Samaj Party supremo had called Shah the biggest 'Kasab'--a terrorist--of India at an election rally in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday.
Mayawati's reaction came after Shah, during an election rally on Wednesday in Chauri Chaura, Gorakhpur, said Kasab stands for--Ka for the Congress, Sa for the Samajwadi Party and B for the Bahujan Samaj Party.
"Ye Uttar Pradesh ki janata is baar ke chunav mein is Kasab se mukti paa le. Main phir se bolta hun, Uttar Pradesh ki janata is baar ke chunav mein is Kasab se mukti paa le. Kasab se mera matlab kuchch aur mat nikaliyega. Kasab se mera matlab hai: Ka se Congress, Sa se Samajwadi Party aur B se... (BSP) (In this election, people of UP should get rid of Kasab. I say it again, people of UP should get rid of Kasab. Do not draw any other conclusion when I say Kasab. What I mean by Kasab is: Ka for Congress, Sa for Samajwadi Party and B for...)," Shah had said.
The Congress on Thursday said the BJP president should refrain from using such 'cheap and derogatory' language.