BSP supremo Mayawati on Sundat took a dig at the cabinet expansion alleging that it was an attempt to divert the attention of the people from the government’s “failure” in tackling burning issues the country is facing.In reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to bring in former technocrats to make them the part of his council of ministers, Mayawati said that the central government lacked talent among the politicians, who were elected as MPs in 2014.
She said that the expansion was an attempt to divert attention of the people from the “failure of the government on burning problems like poverty, unemployment, Ganga cleaning” as well as promises made by the BJP during the Lok Sabha polls, Mayawati said.
“This is new drama being enacted by the BJP. The people have lost hope and are angry with the government. In place of politicians, retired bureaucrats are being relied on more in the expansion and an attempt is being made to propagate the agenda of RSS,” she said in a statement.
The expansion reflects the tensions in the BJP and in the NDA, she added.
She alleged that due to the policies of the Centre, the atmosphere is getting vitiated and development has taken a back seat.
The central government has had to deal with some big setbacks in the recent weeks including the arrest and jailing of the self-proclaimed baba, Gurmeet Singh in rape cases, the revelation on demonetisation disaster and the negative GDP growth.
The decision to induct new faces in the ministry was made public minutes after it emerged that Indian economy had considerably slowed down to 5.74%, largely due to adverse impact of Modi’s note ban announcement.