BSP chief Mayawati slammed Parrikar for giving credit to RSS for surgical strikes

Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati slams Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday who credited RSS teachings for the Indian Army’s surgical operation across the Line of Control.

Mayawati said, “Instead of giving credit for surgical strikes to the Army, the defence minister first gave it to the Prime Minister and now to his RSS teachings, which amounts to degrading the valour of the country’s Army and is condemnable.”

“The attempts by the BJP to openly take political benefit from the Army’s operation in the coming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and a few other states is wrong and condemnable,” she said in the statement.

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister claimed that the RSS is an organisation based on “hatred” and “divisiveness”, which “works hard with political motives, with a particular mentality in favour of a political party during elections” and “its people are now openly part of the BJP government”.

The BSP chief said that BJP and its leaders “are worried over the bad shape of affairs in UP”.

She said.”The BJP has lost the plot in Uttar Pradesh and is facing the prospect of a total rout in the state. Hence, it is indulging in everything possible.”

The Dalit leader also claimed that the people of Uttar Pradesh will repose their faith in the BSP in the 2017 assembly elections.