‘Stand Up India’ scheme an eyewash, PM Narendra Modi just wants Dalit votes, says Mayawati

By: IANS | Lucknow | April 7, 2016 12:48 PM

Training her guns once again at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said ‘Stand Up India’ scheme was an eyewash with no serious purpose other than to get Dalit votes in the next Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Before attempting to socially empower the Dalits, Prime Minister Modi should try and fill the reserved quotas for these communities in government jobs, said Mayawati in a statement here.

“All that is happening smacks of political agenda as there is no serious will to improve the lot of the Dalits and the downtrodden,” said the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

Responding to her criticism, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the Dalit leader had lost her sense of balance.

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