New Delhi, July 19: Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday slammed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati's resignation from Rajya Sabha, saying that the exit has revealed her theatrical nature. BSP chief Mayawati has resigned from Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. She has sent her resignation letter to the Vice President.
BJP Spokesperson, Nalin Kohli said, if the resignation is as per the procedure and if Mayawati desires to resign, then that's her personal choice. But if the procedure is not correct then obviously that would be a separate situation and that's for the parliamentary procedure to really define.
“There are three kind of political thinking at the moment- one, there is a politics of accusation and allegation, there is a politics of excuses and there is a politics of performance and development. As far as the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is concerned, we are focusing only on the politics of development and the politics of performance," he told while talking to media.
"Who do not take the politics of performance, look for the politics of excuses or accusation. Now which category Mayawati will fall into that is for her to really explain because it were the politics of performance she would not have lost the election many years ago and her party would not have been performing so badly specially in UP where the people have seen what kind of government she had given," he added.
Another, BJP leader S Prakash dubbed Mayawati's resignation as a drama over a trivial issue. He said "She has lost all base in Uttar Pradesh. In the next term she doesn't even have adequate numbers to get re-elected to Rajya Sabha. Over a trivial issue, she has threatened to resign, knowing completely well that it would not be accepted. Her excuse for the resignation is not convincing, it only exposes her theatrical nature.
Meanwhile, RJD President Lalu Prasad has come out in support of the BSP Chief. Mr Prasad said in a tweet that if Mayawati wishes, RJD will send her to Rajya Sabha from Bihar.
Earlier on Tuesday, Mayawati had threatened of resigning from the Rajya Sabha if the House didn't allow her to speak. She wanted to raise the issue of atrocities meted out against the Dalits under the Central government. She had staged a walkout, after the government and the opposition created ruckus in the House.