Maya-Akhilesh flay Modi over video conference

Mayawati Akhilesh Yadav joint press conference
File Photo

Lucknow, Feb 28. The BSP-SP on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for going ahead with party events and a video conference, purported to be the largest ever, even as tension between India and Pakistan continued.

“At a
time when India is facing hostility of war and country needs firm leadership,
Modi, instead of concentrating on matters of national security, is trying to
serve political interest by addressing BJP workers,” Bahujan Samaj Party
(BSP) supremo Mayawati said.

The outreach
programme of the ruling party titled ‘Samvad’ took place between Modi and
Bharatiya Janata Party workers and supporters as he addressed about one crore
people through what the BJP said was the “world’s largest video
conference” as part of the BJP’s campaign for the Lok Sabha election
scheduled in April-May.

The
63-year-old Dalit leader took to micro-blogging site Twitter and vented her anger
at the event pointing out how the IAF thwarted a Pakistani incursion on
Wednesday and braveheart Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was still captive.

“The
Indian government should put all the might at its command to ensure his safe
release then only will the nation breathe a sigh of relief” she said.

She termed
Modi’s action “ridiculous” and said it showed a “betrayal of
national sentiments”.

Samajwadi
Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also targeted the ruling party over the issue and
said that when all Indians were on the same page with regard to national
security, it was “ironical and sad” that the BJP was mustering the
support of its party workers and trying to set records.

The former Chief Minister taunting the “suit-boot sarkar” claimed that the BJP leadership would not stop “the celebratory mode” even though some party supporters were “angry and ashamed”.

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