New Delhi, May 13: Attacking the Bahujan Samaj Party chief for making personal comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP on Monday said Ms Mayawati's disappointment is increasing as polling for general elections is coming to end and she can see her impending defeat.
'Disappointment of Ms Mayawati is increasing as polls are coming to a close. This is her 'hatasha' (disappointment) only,' BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here. Hitting back at Mr Modi's remarks of "shedding crocodile tears" over the Alwar gang-rape, BSP leader Mayawati said the BJP has never respected women and playing "dirty politics" over the Alwar case during the election.
The Prime Minister, who has given up his life for the country, is being attacked. His family is also being attacked, Mr Javadekar said.BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao said that Ms Mayawati does not answer why she has not withdrawn support to the Congress government in Rajasthan, as they are supporting the minority government even after the rape incident of a dalit girl in Alwar.
"Narendra Modi was silent on Alwar gangrape case. But now he is trying to play dirty politics over it. So that in the elections his party can be benefited. It is extremely shamefully. How can he respect others' sisters and wives when he has left his own wife for political gains?," she questioned. She also said married women are very apprehensive of their husband going close to Mr Modi thinking that like him, their husband too will leave them.'The Prime Minister is the pride of the nation. Seventy crore women of the country support him,' Mr Rao said, adding that he upheld the dignity of women.
He said lakhs of toilets were constructed for poor women and cited a number of schemes rolled by the Modi government for the women lot.Mr Modi is the first Prime Minister to ensure health of women with free LPG and other programmes. Women were responsible for the BJP upsurge in 2019 and Ms Mayawati will have to apologise for her comments, Mr Rao told reporters, adding that people will not tolerate such negative comments.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley said Ms Mayawati's personal attack on the Prime Minister showed she was unfit to hold any public post.In a tweet he said, 'Behan Mayawati - She is firm on becoming a Prime Minister. Her governance, ethics and discourse stoops to an all-time low. Her personal attack on the Prime Minister exposes her as unfit for public life."
The reaction of Mayawati came, after on Sunday the Prime Minister demanded that she announce withdrawal of support to the Congress government in Rajasthan, as they are supporting the minority government even after the rape incident of a dalit girl in Alwar.He also alleged that BSP president was only shedding crocodile tears while supporting a Congress government in Rajasthan which is responsible for the incident.