“The pyre of jawans who lost their lives in the Uri attack has not yet died down, but the Prime Minister is coming to Lucknow to celebrate Dussehra for his political motives,”Mayawati said at a rally here on the occasion of party founder Kanshi Ram’s 10th death anniversary.
She added that the BJP was forced to bring Modi to Lucknow to Dussehra so that he can put forth his views at a religious congregation and indulge in politics of religion.
“It is likely that for the same purpose, he (Modi) might come to UP for Diwali as well. Taking the loss of the Uri martyrs’ families into account, BJP should have celebrated Dussehra and Diwali with sobriety and simplicity,” she said.
“BJP might be forced to bring in film actors to garner crowds in future. Crowds alone do not translate into votes,” she said.
Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit Lucknow and attend Dussehra festivities at the Aishbagh Ramlila ground on October 11.