Lucknow: While senior BJP and Congress leaders traverse the country and hold roadshows while they campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati feels it is a fad.

Holding a press conference on Tuesday, the BSP supremo said, “Roadshows and offering prayers has become a fashion during elections, where a lot of money is spent. The Election Commission (EC) should add this expense to the candidate’s total expenditure limit.”

Without taking names, the former CM referred to current Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s temple run after he was barred from campaigning for his controversial speech, and said, “During a ban on a candidate for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC), if they go to a public place or offer prayers at a temple and it is shown in media, it should be stopped. The EC should take action on it.”

Meanwhile,  on the results of the Lok Sabha elections, Mayawati sounded confident that PM Modi-led government was on its way out. She said many leaders, till date, have donned various avatars, like that of sevak, prime sevak, chaiwala and chowkidaar, to dupe the public. But now the country needed a real Prime Minister.  She tweeted about it:


“PM Modi’s government is losing this election. It appears that even RSS has stopped supporting them. In view of their unfulfilled election promises and the public agitation, their swayamsevaks are not putting in the work, it has made Shri Modi nervous,” she said.