In an interview to The Indian Express on Saturday, Mayawati made light of a section of BJP’s attempts to project Modi as the PM candidate by highlighting the absence of communal strife in Gujarat in the past 10 years of his rule. “But post-Godhra riots cases are still being inquired into,” she said to a question on BJP’s bid to project Modi for PM.
On Sunday, she again invoked the 2002 post-Godhra riots to assert that the BSP will never let Modi become the PM. “BJP is dreaming of making Modi the PM. My party will never let their dream succeed at any cost. Especially, it will never let this kind of person, who strengthened communal forces after the Godhra episode in Gujarat, become the PM,” said a press statement issued in her name by the BSP central office here.
She asserted that BSP will not extend support to BJP if it backs Modi for the post.
Mayawati’s unprovoked attack on Modi holds significance in the wake of BJP’s defeat in Himachal Pradesh, which reflected poorly on the saffron party’s capacity to ride anti-Congress plank without alliances in the next Lok Sabha elections.
“Our defeat in Himachal exposed our vulnerability to go it alone in the next elections. For us, it is also a lesson that the party will have to strike alliances for the next Lok Sabha polls,” said a BJP leader. “Even in Punjab, which went to polls earlier this year, it was Akali Dal’s performance that got NDA re-elected. Similarly, we cannot hope to ditch alliance with Nitish Kumar in Bihar.”
Given Nitish’s reluctance to agree to BJP projecting Modi as NDA’s PM candidate, Mayawati’s attack is a setback for the section of BJP which is keen to get Modi projected as the PM candidate.
Modiji will become the PM because masses in India have seen his honesty and dedication to serve the people of Guajrat who have elected him again and again despite all the negative propaganda against him. Now India needs him to take care of the inefficiencies and corruption at the center.
It is a sad moment that Mayawati is favouring rule of Italian lady on India. She should rethink.
Does anyone know the full name of mayavati?
Mayawati Naina is her full name. Naina is her gotra, a gotra which is found in Jat and Jatav tribe of West Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. And she is Jatav by tribe , a tribe which is also known as chitte chamars/bhura chamars of region or as part of Chamar caste. Anything else ?
What is new in Maywathi comments! She is making a living on playing Dalit Card. In the name of opposing communalism these pseudo secular, cast-crying parties can do any U turns from their previous statements. Dalits can be benefitted by other political parties also. Support from Dalit or OBC cannot be birth right of any party. Media stop bashing Modi! Press! Don%u2019t try to underestimate 3rd successive victory of Modi! Future Rapists at Delhi, beware Modi is coming to Delhi! Your root of barbaric sensual pleasure will be chopped! Above cast, creed or religion only true Indians will be benefited under Modi. 6 Crores Gajarathirs will now spare Modi for 100 crores Indians.
It seems Mayavati is fearing that if Modi comes to power as P.M.,she may have to land in Tihar.She can't enjoy grace that she is enjoying at present under U.P.A. as a prize for bailing-out U.P.A.,probably at all costs,since real justice would take place instead of getting sheltered by UPA Govt.
MODI is a LION of INDIA. Only modi will eliminate the terrorism by root and make INDIA in worlds most development country. People of Universe who know and love modiji will see NARENDRA MODI as PM of INDIA 2014
The fox challanging a lion! says I will not let you become the king jungle!
mayavati is the worst kind of woman and corrupt to the core!!she and all modi baiters are afraid of the development and selfless progress of modi !!!
She herself can not hold on her CM chair but now she is going to decide who will be the PM !! :) BTW she couldn't open even account and 99% of her candidates lost deposit in Gujarat so understandable she is quite upset at Modi :)
Only BJP with Modi can cross 200 seats. Because BJP dont have any leader except MOdi who can increase BJP vote bank. In last 3 years BJP performance is not as good in other states except gujarat even though congress corruption exposed lot. SO it shows only Modi led BJP will work to increase seats.
FIRST OF ALL, MAYAWATI DOES NOT ENJOY HER POLITICAL CLOUT OUTSIDE UP. SHE IS HARDLY CONSIDERED A NATIONAL LEADER BY ANY STRETCH OF MEANS. SHE IS LEAST RESPECTED ACROSS INDIA AS A POLITICIAN WHO IS TRUE TO HER WORD. SHE HAS A RECORD OF TALKING SOMETHING IN THE MORNING AND DOING DIFFERENTLY IN THE EVENING. SHE HARDLY HAS ANY PEOPLE REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES FROM STATES OTHER THAN UP. SO, WHAT DOES SHE TARGETS? SIGNALLING BJP TO CONTACT HER? TO MAKE HER THE DY.PM AS 'NETAJI' (THE NEW TITLE OF MULAYAM SINGH YADAV, BESTOWED ON HIM BY HIS CM SON) HAS ALREADY BOOKED HIS SEAT FOR DY.CM OR VICE PRESIDENT IF CONGRESS RETURNS. MAYAWATI OR NITISH KUMAR SHOULD KNOW THAT THEIR BITING RANGE IS TOO SHORT IN THIS HUGE INDIA. THERE ARE ONLY TWO POLITICAL PARTIES WITH CREDIBILITY AND FOLLOWING - BJP AND CONGRESS. REST ALL, EXCEPT CPM, ARE PARTIES MEANT FOR THEIR GROWTH AND MONEY.
For the BJP to give Modi any realistic chance of becoming the Prime Minister, the party MUST find a way to recapture Uttar Pradesh, and quickly. Unless BJP can recapture Uttar Pradesh, all the talk of sending Modi to Delhi is crap. Let Modi stay put in Gujarat, where he is doing a good job.
He is a great men and he has the capacity to lift INDIA to certain height in the global economy. He should be the next PM and no one can put off the fire MODI....
I am a biggest fan of Modi's Advertising strategies, I have lived in Gujarat for last 30 years, and all the claims that he projects in Media about development and all, its actually not that very true, he has the ability of showing 2 as 200 and 10 as 1000. Firstly, TATA NANO only came to Gujarat, because Mamta Banerjee's aims misfired, Gujarat was not the first choice for TATA, Secondly, even after bringing TATA NANO production unit to Gujarat, Congress has won there, simply because Modi did not deliver as promised. When Modi/BJP has lost popularity in its own Gadh (Gujarat), then how do you expect them to win all over India? When asked to list down the 10 most important developed projects in Ahmedabad, they can hardly point out 3 or 4. High unemployment rate in Gujarat is a clear example of his implementation failure. Atleast 90% of Muslims and around 50% of Hindus are against Narendra Modi, how do you expect BJP to win in the first place and secondly projecting Modi as a PM candid
The voters have given a clear and resounding anser to all the bogus claims made here. So, this is a perfect came of clutching at the straws.
Mayawati will definitely not be the decision maker in 2014 on "who will be the PM". It will be the Indian public. In 2014 the voting percentage may even touch 90 % and that will not be good news for Mayawati. All those who are supporting the ruling party will also have public wrath for the price rise, misgovernance and playing vote bank and communal politics ignoring the sizeable all-powerful middle class in India of 2014.
Who will believe Mayawati and Nitish Kumar? In my opinion Narendra Modi can make the consolidation of Hindu Votes in North India.Without Narendra Modi as PM Candidate BJP can not get maximumseats in UP and Rajastan and Gujarat.In Bihar also bette rto cut off relations with Nitish . Then in Bihar also BJP gets Maximum seats if Narendra Modi is projected as PM.
If people support Narendra Modi & BJP and give them more than 180 seats it will be the same BSP that will fall in line and be the first one to offer support. The level of thinking of the BSP was very evident when it did a U-turn on the FDI in the upper house... It is time that people realise these falsehoods and choose the right people for the nation to march forward....
1. Modi promised 24hrs water and power supply. Congress promised Haj yatra. 2. Modi promised Schools and Hospitals. Congress promised Madarasas. 3. Modi promised equal representation of muslims in all sectors to help them grow independently. Congress promised reservation to minorities to keep them inferior. 4. Modi never projected himself to appease anyone and yet is termed communal. Congress shows its ugly minority appeasement policies time and gain and are called secular. Progressive muslims in GJ knew what it means to have Modi as a their leader and voted for him. Fanatic creatures in their community still live with 1 incident.
Supporters of BSP in last 1300 years welcomed Mogul conquerers and British armies and opposed Hindu kings whose salt they ate.It is high time they change their minds and support BJP and Hindu leaders and prosper along with all communities and make INDIA a Great Country
Now itself people are worried about their future??? Maya, Lallu amd mullu are all 100% sure that if Modi comes to power once, they will have to sleep on their dream of Power in centre for 15-20 years. Everyone is talking about preventing Modi from becoming Prime Minister..why? Because he is born in India not Italy? or because he keeps his book clean and expect everyone to do the same, because he dont let chamchas to run around him or for what? It is not in the hands of so called leaders to decide whether or not Modi will be PM, it is we, the people of India to decide.
Agree with Ashok Dhar; all the corrupt politicians are going to march together under the banner of sonia in order to defeat Modi; because if he wins, they are all toast. This is going to be Modi vs all the ills of India...
Mayavati has forgotten that she is no more CM of UP. Day dreaming. Hope people of UP will expose her pseudo secular credentials. She is the most Castiest politician India has ever. seen. Hypocrite Mayawati
Who is Mayawati to stop Modi from becoming the next PM of India. Mayawati's corruption has now reached Himalayan heights and she is supporting to the Congress in Parliament to ward off the CBI. In a modern India, people like Mayawati, who think only in terms of caste and creed, has no place. The Delhi protests by youngsters have shown that they do NOT need any politician to lead them.
All corrupt political leaders and their cronies within and outside who are eating into the very vitals of the country like deadly cancer are bound to come together under the flag of chief scam star Congress to try to thawrt MR. Modi to come to power as they are aware that Modi asscendence to power at the centre would signal their end. Maya and Mulayam are known corrupt leaders around so they are jittery. All honest, sicere, patriotic and dedicated people are with Modi as they see in him the only hope for India to survive.
I whole heartedly agree with with your comments.
If a thoroughly corrupt and third class politician can aspire and be considered for PMship then I wonder why a brilliant, honest and first rate man like Modi can't be anointed as the PM.