Stirring controversy, BSP Supremo Mayawati, on Monday has made a personal jibe at PM Modi claiming that 'wives of BJP leaders are wary for their husbands to be near PM Modi as he may make their husbands leave them,' while addressing the media at the party office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
"I have been informed that wives of BJP leaders seeing their husbands closely interact with PM Modi feel afraid thinking that the way Modi left his wife, their husbands too do not abandon them," she said.
She also alleged that the PM Modi could never respect sisters and wives as he had left his own wife for political gains while talking about the Alwar gangrape case and the centre's alleged inaction in the investigation.
Targetting PM Modi's rally on Sunday where he claimed that 'Modi has one caste - poor', she slammed him for playing politics to gain the Dalit vote after never having done anything for the community.
"The sham put on by PM Modi in yesterday's rally in Uttar Pradesh to get the Dalit votes will be of no use. No one has forgotten the incidents against the Dalit community in the state for which I had protested and had to resign my Rajya Sabha post also. Even today, PM Modi has never spoken freely on the issues which the Dalit community faces. He has neither asked the failed leaders of the state where such crimes have occured to resign, nor has he offered to resign himself from the PM post for failing to protect the Dalits," she added.
Earlier on Sunday, hitting out at the SP-BSP coalition for questioning his caste, PM Modi had said that his caste was 'poor' as he had risen from poverty to serving in public office while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria.
"I have only one caste. Listen clearly all casteist politicians who have been looting the poor for seventy years, Modi has only one caste - 'poor'. I have only one identity - 'poor'. I have experienced poverty firsthand. I have risen from poverty with the blessings of the poor, I have got the opportunity to serve the poor." he declared.
Mayawati had earlier alleged that PM Modi has included his community in the OBC category for political gains. Retorting to PM Modi's claims that she and Akhilesh had called hin 'Neech', she rubbished his claims adding that they (Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav) had always considered him to belong to the upper caste.