BSP Supremo Mayawati has launched a critical attack on former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, saying both Congress and BJP rule at the ceentre of turned a blind eye to the suffering of Dalits and Muslims in India. Mayawati emphasized the need for genuine action instead of mere words to address the longstanding issues faced by marginalized communities.
In a recent statement, Mayawati responded to Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on the plight of Dalits and Muslims in his US tour, asserting that the Congress and BJP, along with other parties that have held power at the center, bears complete responsibility for the dire conditions faced by these communities. She criticized the Congress for failing to take concrete steps to improve the lives of Dalits and Muslims despite being in power for a significant portion of India’s history.
Mayawati, the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), questioned the effectiveness of Gandhi’s words, pointing out that mere statements without substantive action hold little value for the marginalized sections of society. She argued that the problems faced by Dalits and Muslims require proactive measures and genuine intent, rather than just rhetoric.
The BSP Supremo highlighted the prevalence of social inequality and discrimination across different governments, irrespective of their political ideology. Mayawati specifically mentioned Uttar Pradesh, where the Congress, BJP, and Samajwadi Party (SP) have all held power at various points. According to her, it was only during the BSP government’s tenure that the rule of law prevailed and justice was ensured for all sections of society.
Mayawati further emphasized that India’s history is marred with incidents of political selfishness and communal tensions, resulting in communal riots and caste-based conflicts. Despite constitutional provisions for the welfare of all citizens, marginalized communities continue to suffer due to the negligence of successive governments.