Firing a fresh salvo over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark that she was “shedding crocodile tears” over the Alwar gangrape incident, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party had never respected women and was playing “dirty politics” over the Alwar incident during election. She even went on to allege that women in the BJP were scared of their husbands meeting the Prime Minister, fearing they might also “abandon their wives”.
“I have come to know that in BJP, women leaders get scared when they see their husbands going near PM Modi. They fear that like Modi they might also abandon their wives,” Mayawati said in a press release issued here on Monday.
“Under such circumstances, I request all the women of the country not to give their votes to such a person. This would also be their real respect to the deserted wife of Modiji,” Mayawati said.
“Narendra Modi was silent on Alwar gangrape case. But now he is trying to play dirty politics over it so that in the election 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.
Mayawati also made it clear that if the Rajasthan government did not take appropriate action against the culprits of the Alwar gangrape case, her could to withdraw support to the government.
Mayawati said Modi’s sudden concern for the Alwar gangrape case was politically motivated.
“Though Modi is raking up the Alwar rape case, in the past he has ignored all such incidents in the BJP-ruled states. Did he seek resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister over Una incident or took resignation of Union minister in the Rohit Vemula incident,” she questioned.