Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, new to microblogging, took to Twitter on Thursday to voice her criticism of some recent developments in the country. (Also read: Mayawati Debuts on Twitter, Tejashwi Takes Credit For Same)
Recalling how the Congress government in MP had slapped NSA against some Muslims for cow slaughter and 14 Aligarh Muslim University students had been booked for sedition, Mayawati said, “Both are examples of state terror and condemnable. People should decide what is the difference between the Cong the BJP government?”
With one tweet, Mayawati sought to paint the Congress and the BJP with the same brush. It is worth noting here that the BSP and SP have given a cold shoulder to the Congress while forming an alliance in Uttar Pradesh.
The two also didn’t attend the swearing-in ceremonies of Congress Chief Ministers in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh where the grand old party formed the government in the December Assembly elections.
A couple of days ago, when ally SP’s chief Akhilesh Yadav was reportedly stopped from boarding a flight to Prayagraj, Mayawati had come out in his support and asked if the BJP was so afraid of their tie-up that it was resorting to such techniques.
“Is BJP govt so scared of SP-BSP alliance that they’ve started banning political events? They seem to be using Kumbh for political agenda. Not allowing Akhilesh Yadav to go to Prayagraj proves that,” the BSP chief had said.
Meanwhile, the BSP chief, after facing flak from social media users for using ‘Sushri’ in her Twitter handle, dropped the title from her user name on Wednesday.
When she debuted on Twitter earlier this month, she used the handle @SushriMayawati.
“My twitter account opened as @SushriMayawati but now it is @Mayawati,” she posted on Wednesday.
Mayawati joined Twitter on February 6 to interact with the media and masses.