"If the Narendra Modi government tries to toe the line of Bhagwat, if it tries to tamper with the humanitarian provision of reservation as enshrined in the Constitution, then BSP will launch a nation-wide mass agitation which will prove costly to the government," she said at a press conference here.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the RSS wants to push the Dalits and the downtrodden back into the 'dark ages of exploitation' against which B R Ambedkar had to struggle and framed a Constitution based on humanitarian considerations. She claimed Bhagwat's remarks have created a lot of anguish among the Dalits and the backwards.

She 'warned' the government of a nation-wide stir if it takes any step in favour of the RSS chief's demand. "We did the same during the rule of Atal Bihari Vajpayee government when it tried to end reservation in the garb of Constitution review. The then government was forced to withdraw its agenda," Mayawati stated.

She said BSP is concerned on the issue of review of the reservation policy as the reins of the Modi government are in the hands of the RSS. "The government can any time definitely do something in one way or the other to tamper with the arrangement of reservation. Therefore, we will keep a vigil on the issue," BSP supremo cited.

Dubbing BJP and Congress as 'extremely casteist', Mayawati said the two have done little to improve the condition of the Dalits and the backwards in the last several years.

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