Amit Shah’s rally a flop show, bungalow remark smacks of casteist mentality: Mayawati

New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday termed BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally as a “flop show” and slammed his remark that she owned several bungalows in Delhi, saying it smacks of his party’s “casteist mentality”.

“It seems that BJP’s top leadership and Amit Shah are unable to digest the fact that a daughter of a Dalit can reside in a bungalow,” she said, hitting back at the BJP chief. “It only goes on to highlight BJP’s casteist mentality,” she said referring to Shah’s remark that “if she had distributed the money she spent on the bunglows…every Dalit household would have got an air conditioner”.

She termed the rally, organised by her former partymen Swami Prasad Maurya, as a “flop show” and said it proved once again that “those who desert BSP are left alone”. Shah’s speech was far from the truth and was aimed at provoking people in view of the Assembly polls next year, she alleged.

The BSP chief said that unlike BJP, which allowed Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya to flee, she took “stern action against all those facing corruption allegations”. Mayawati said Maurya toiled hard for months but failed to pull a crowd for the BJP’s rally and the party was now “regretting taking him in”.