'Uri martyrs' pyre has not died down and PM wants to celebrate Dussehra'

Mayawati at the rally. Pic/PTI
Mayawati at the rally. Pic/PTI

Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati yesterday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lucknow to attend Dussehra celebrations is “politically motivated” and the event should have been toned down taking into account the loss suffered by the families of soldiers killed in the deadly Uri terror attack.

“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. “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.

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