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BSP chief Mayawati addresses a press conference at her residence in Lucknow Aug. 24, 2017. (IANS photo)

LUCKNOW — Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Oct. 11 took a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah's statement in Amethi that the party has given a "prime minister who speaks" and said the nation needs a working PM, rather than a merely speaking one.

Accusing the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Center of doing nothing to control rising prices, arrest unemployment and improve healthcare, the Dalit leader said the Uttar Pradesh government was turning out to be similar to the one at the Center.

In a statement issued in the state capital, the BSP chief said she was happy that albeit late, the BJP chief had admitted the "bitter truth" that PM Narendra Modi was a "speaking prime minister."

She added that this was the first time in the history of free India that the country had a prime minister who gives monologues, does not believe in two-way communication and misuses government machinery to further his personal and party’s agenda.

"At a time when every voice is being suppressed, the BJP is patting its back for having given a prime minister who speaks," she said.

The four-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh also slammed Yogi Adityanath’s government and said mere reviews of various issues were not going improve governance nor end the problems the people of his state face. 

"The situation in the state is going from bad to worse with every passing day," she said.

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