Published On : Sat, Feb 18th, 2017

UP will elect its own daughter, not adopted son: Mayawati

A day after Priyanka Gandhi took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his ‘UP’s son’ remark, BSP supremo Mayawati today said that the people of Uttar Pradesh have decided to ensure the victory of their “own daughter” rather than the “adopted son” in the ongoing state Assembly polls.

“The people of Uttar Pradesh have made up their minds not to elect the adopted son (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) but their own daughter (Mayawati) in this election,” she told a poll meeting in Jhansi.

The BSP chief claimed that the people of Uttar Pradesh as well as the rest of the country were “fed up” with the almost three years of the Modi government at the Centre.

Charging the Modi government with “burdening the population in the name of (fight against) black money”, she asked the prime minister to tell the people how much black money was deposited in banks post demonetisation.

Mayawati also attacked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, holding him responsible for the “bad shape of law-and-order” in the state.

She also claimed that SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Shivpal was “working internally” to “cut the votes” of that party.