Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, the BJP's bitter rival in Uttar Pradesh, today trolled the party over its recently launched "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign. She also took a sharp jibe at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as she claimed that he was confused as to what prefix to add before his name.
"BJP leaders are scrambling to declare themselves chowkidar for appeasement but people like UP CM are in quandary; remain jansevak/Yogi or became chowkidar. They are free for any fashion but must be committed to constitution & rule of law, this is what people of the country want," she tweeted.
Her swipe at Yogi Adityanath was in reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders prefixing "chowkidar" or security guard before their names on Twitter.
Mayawati had on Thursday attacked Yogi Adityanath over his recent press conference in which he had claimed that the state didn't witness communal riots during his rule.
"BJP's claim that UP remain riot-free in past 2 years is farce. During the period BJP leaders & ministers remain awfully busy in lifting of heinous cases against them. And what about mob lynching etc which brought bad name to the country and ultimately Hon court had to intervene," she had written.
Today, she also attacked the centre over the recent controversy triggered by the government's submission in Supreme Court that documents related to Rafale jet deal were stolen.
"No worry if Rafale secret file is theft but official data related to joblessness, rising unemployment, pathetic conditions of labourers & farmers etc. not to be out in public. After all these are the issues related to image & vote. Do the country need such type of Chowkidar?" she tweeted.
Mayawati has entered into an alliance with arch rival Akhilesh Yadav to keep the BJP from a win in the state that sends the largest number of lawmakers to parliament.
On Thursday, she announced she would not contest the Lok Sabha election but hinted that she was not out of the prime ministerial race.