Mayawati says to Muslim voters, their vote to SP-Congrss will benfit BJP

Lucknow/Gonda: BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday told to Muslim in Uttar Pradesh that if the vote for the Samajwadi Party, there votes will not only go “waste” but directly benefit BJP. The Supreme Court had last month ruled that any appeal for votes on the ground of “religion, race, caste, community or language” amounted to “corrupt practice” under the electoral law. Mayawati, while appealing to the Muslims to vote for her party, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP of trying to give “casteist and communal tinge” to theRead More

Note ban: Clarify who among us has black money, Oppn tells Modi

New Delhi: Opposition parties on Friday continued to create an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over the continued absence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the House. Opposition members stormed into the well of the House and chanted slogans against the Prime Minister for saying his critics are not in favour of wiping out black money. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded that Modi apologise for saying that Opposition parties are in support of black money. “PM made serious allegations against Opposition when he said that Opposition parties favouringRead More

Mayawati says Modi doing natakbazi, woos Muslims

Lucknow. Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati accused the Narendra Modi government of doing “natakbazi” over India’s recent military operation against terrorists in PoK, while asking Muslims to support the BSP to stop the BJP from coming to power in next year’s elections in Uttar Pradesh. She asked Muslims not to vote for either the ruling Samajwadi Party or the Congress, saying support to any of the two would only help the BJP. “There is infighting in Samajwadi Party and Congress lacks a base. If Muslims vote for these parties, theyRead More

Amit Shah’s remarks show BJP is nervous: Mayawati

Lucknow: Hitting back at BJP Chief Amit Shah after he needled her on desertions in BSP, former chief minister Mayawati today said his “childish” remarks betrayed BJP’s nervousness ahead of Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. The BSP supremo lashed out at Shah, saying the BJP-led government at the Centre should have imposed President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh to fullfil its promise to improve law and order situation in the state but it “failed” to fulfil its “constitution obligation”. “Our growing base has made BJP nervous so much so that itsRead More

Public funds misused for Modi government’s celebrations: Mayawati

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati today flayed the Centre for “misusing public funds” to celebrate the completion of two years of the Narendra Modi government and said, it should have been used for the welfare of the poor and deprived sections of the society. “BJP should remember its bad experience of the ‘India Shining’ campaign in the past. Instead of wasting government funds on these celebrations, it should have spent it on the wider interest and welfare of the people,” she said in a party release on the completion of twoRead More

Smriti Irani, Mayawati slugfest in Rajya Sabha over Rohith Vemula issue

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha today saw angry exchanges between Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and BSP leader Mayawati over the suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad university. Mayawati raised the issue of Vemula’s suicide, and blamed the central government for it. She also asked if the committee probing the incident had a Dalit member. The Bahujan Samaj Party leader also demanded a separate discussion on the issue. The pre-lunch session saw multiple adjournments over the issue as BSP members gathered near the chairman’s podium and raisedRead More

RSS remote-controlling Modi government: Mayawati

Lucknow: The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) was remote-controlling the Narendra Modi government, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has said. The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to an RSS meeting and attended its deliberations did not augur well for Indian democracy, she said in a statement issued late yesterday. “These developments prove that our apprehensions about the control of RSS headquarters at Nagpur over the Union government were true,” the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said. She also took on the RSS for patting the Modi government andRead More

Mayawati demanded ban on RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal

Lucknow: , BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday urged the Supreme Court to take strong action against them to protect secularism and demanded a ban on RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal. The BSP supremo alleged organizations like RSS are indulging in “dirty politics behind the curtains on the basis of religion which is against the spirit of the Constitution” and so they should also be proscribed. “These organizations decide the strategy, direction and even the names of Prime Minister and Chief Ministers of BJP,” Mayawati alleged. On the Apex Court decisionRead More

Mayawati wants to be PM after next Lok Sabha elections

Nagpur: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday asked party workers to ensure a big victory for BSP in the next general elections and warned them against becoming a “saleable commodity”. Addressing a rally of party workers here, the former UP Chief Minister asked her party workers to ensure a big victory for BSP in the next general elections so that she can “deliver Independence Day speech as Prime Minister from the Red Fort”. Congress-led UPA government could also have filed a review petition in the Supreme Court, which had quashed UPRead More

UPA government continue to get Mayawati’s support

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday put the decision on continuing its outside support to the UPA government on hold after the crucial national executive meeting in Lucknow. “The party leadership and MPs discussed issues of governance on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning but left the final decision to me,” Mayawati told media, adding, “I have been entrusted the responsibility. But this decision will be taken and conveyed to you very soon. Mayawati’s BSP has 21 MPs in Lok Sabha, has been giving outside support to the UPA government alongRead More