In the election season, for the various controversies that emerged, abuse and name-calling seem to be the hallmark of various political campaigns, however, this time the BSP leader disgracefully took the boundaries up a notch.
A BSP candidate, Bhagwan Sharma, fielded by BSP supremo Mayawati and her ally SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on the Fatehpur Sikri seat brazenly abused Prime Minister Modi.
"We are coming to your house. He says, my (abuses) is lying around. Listen, (abuses). (Recites Sanskrit Shloka). Oh (abuses). Your government is (abuses). Your Yogi has not done anything. Your Modi did not do anything. And listen the ones who went away (unclear)."
Earlier on April 11, BSP supremo herself got pulled up by the Election Commission for painting her speech with communalism, where she urged the Muslim voters to vote for the SP-BSP-RJD gathbandhan.
The former UP chief minister had on April 7 made several statements asking the Muslim voters to vote for the coalition and not the Congress saying that only the gathbandhan can defeat the BJP.
"I want to tell the Muslim community to not let their votes divide. I ask you to vote together for BSP, SP and RLD.
"I'm warning, especially people of Muslim community, that Congress isn't in a position to fight BJP in UP. Only 'gathbandhan' can fight BJP. Congress knows this but they're going by mantra 'Hum jeete ya na jeete, gathbandhan nahi jeetna chahiye'. Therefore Congress party has fielded candidates from such castes and religion which will benefit BJP. Therefore I am warning members of Muslim community," she said.
The office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Lakku Venkateshwarlu in Lucknow was believed to have taken cognisance of Mayawati's speech where "she appealed to Muslim voters to vote for the BSP-SP alliance and not for the Congress, which cannot fight the BJP."
Along with BSP, the grand old Congress party had also stooped down 'abuse politics' late last year, following which the BJP party president Amit Shah had listed the 'abuse politics' of Congress, in particular, the slurs used against PM Modi.