Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati has said she is a “fit” candidate in comparison to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when it comes to matters related to the welfare of people and the country.

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“As far as development goes, Bahujan Samaj Party has managed to change the face of UP. Lucknow was beautified to a great extent. On the basis of all this work, it can be assumed that for the welfare of people and the country, BSP national president is fit and in comparison with her, Narendra Modi is unfit,” Mayawati said in a statement.

The BSP chief stating her achievements and legacy as a four-time chief minister said she was clean, pro-people and aimed at better law and order.

She also said that though PM Modi had been the chief minister of Gujarat for a longer duration than her tenure as UP chief minister, his legacy was one of communal strife, “which is a black mark on the country’s history”.

“He has, therefore, failed in holding a government post. As Gujarat CM, he has failed to implement rajdharma and has been unfit as a CM and PM,” she said.

“The entire country knows that most of the corrupt people who have benami properties are associated with BJP,” she added.

This was first instance where BSP chief Mayawati pitched herself for the top post.

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