New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, former BJP leader Savitri Bai Phule joined the Congress party in presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretaries of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday. Also Read - #CancelBoardExam2021 Chorus Grows; More Than 5 Lakh Tweets & 2 Lakh Signatures So Far
Last year, she had resigned from the ruling party, saying, “BJP is trying to create divisions in society.” The MP from Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, has long been critical of the party’s leadership. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Demand to Cancel Board Exams Grows Louder as Politicians, Actors Extend Support to Students. Check Latest Updates
“Desh ke chowikdar ki pehredari mein, sansadhono ki chori karai ja rahi hai (the country’s resources are being looted under the watch of the country’s gateman),” she had stated in a derisive reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Also Read: Savitribai Phule Resigns From BJP, Says ‘Party Trying to Create Divisions in Society’) Also Read - A Uniform Body Of Law Strengthens The Sovereignty Of State And Uniform Civil Code Is The First Step Towards It
Slamming the BJP, she had said people did not get Rs 15 lakh as promised but money was being misused in the construction of statues and temples. “It (BJP) is spreading hatred by raking up Hindu-Muslim, India-Pakistan issues and doing nothing to bring back those who fled with our money,” the 37-year-old MP had said after resigning from the party.
She had also raised questions on BJP leaders dining at Dalit homes and termed Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “a mahapurush” (great personality), causing embarrassment to her party.