Modi govt being ‘remote-controlled’ by RSS: Mayawati

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday alleged that the Modi government was being “remote-controlled” by the “communal and fascist” organization of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

“The Modi government has bowed in front of RSS. The recent meeting of Modi with RSS has shown that the remote control of the government is with the communal and fascist organization,” she said in a statement issued here.

The BSP leader was referring to the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers with the top brass of RSS earlier this week to review matters of internal security, naxal problem and situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Condemning reports of Union Ministers presenting their ‘report cards’ to RSS, Mayawati said an elected government should only bow to the constitution and sentiments of the people and not an organization like RSS, which is “communal, fascist and spreads hatred” in the society.

“The BJP used to allege that previous government ran on ‘remote control’ but the recent developments have shown that the headquarter of Modi government is at RSS office in Nagpur. This is not good signal for democracy,” she said.

Stating that the Modi government was a failure at all fronts, Mayawati expressed surprise that the “RSS did not see it” and was satisfied with its functioning.

“While Sangh Pariwar and its affiliates are given a free hand to spread hatred, those talking logic are being dealt with strictly,” she said.

On One Rank One Pension policy (OROP), Mayawati said that the Centre’s decision was not satisfactory as it did not accept several crucial demands of the armymen due to which there is resentment.

“The Centre should not act miser on OROP at least”, she said.

Mayawati added that Prime Minister’s tall talks would not help the country as his ministers were acting against his will.