Dimple Yadav takes a dig at PM Modi over his ‘Diwali-Ramazan’ remarks
NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party leader Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, today launched a fresh salvo against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making statements with communal overtones during the state assembly polls.
Barely hours after the airing of PM Modi’s monthly radio address “Mann ki Baat”, Dimple addressed an election rally in Jaunpur and said, “Jo teen saal se mann ki baat kar rahe the, unke mann ki baat mein thi bhed bhaav, jaati-dharm, Diwali-Ramzan, Shamshan-Kabristan ki baat.”
“The people who were saying Mann ki Baat for the last three years, they had discrimination in their hearts, on the lines of caste-religion, Diwali-Ramzan, Shamshan-Kabristan,” the Samajwadi Party leader said.
Dimple’s charge was with respect to PM Modi’s controversial remarks during a campaign rally in Fatehpur last week, when he had said, “If you create kabristan (graveyard) in a village, then a shamshan (cremation ground) should also be created. If electricity is given uninterrupted in Ramazan, then it should be given in Diwali without a break.”
Questioning the Prime Minister’s pitch to give up the LPG cylinder subsidy for the benefit of the poor, Dimple asked the people if they were aware that the prices of cylinders had risen from Rs 400 to Rs 700 over the last three years.
“Teen saal ‘Mann ki Baat’ karte karte kab hamari behano, maston ka cylinder Rs 400 se Rs 700 ka hogya aapko pata chala?” the Kannauj MP demanded.
Taking a dig at the BJP’s poll promise of distributing five crore gas connections, Dimple said that for every gas stove purchased, her party would give a pressure cooker.