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06-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Mayawati announces 100 more candidates in UP

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Friday released its second list of 100 candidates, taking the total number of contestants it has announced so far to 200.Its first list of 100 candidates was issued on Thursday.The Friday list carries names for assembly segments...

04-Jan-2017 Lucknow

BSP to battle alone in UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand : Mayawati

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday said it will contest assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand on its own.BSP chief Mayawati said this was being done so as not to compromise the interests of the Bahujan movement.She also urged the...

03-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Mayawati slams Narendra Modi over demonetisation

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi again over demonetisation, saying it continued to cause misery even after the end of the 50-day period.Addressing the media here, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also asked the Prime...

27-Dec-2016 Lucknow

BSP's account legal, BJP maligning us : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday asserted that the Rs 100 crore detected by the Enforcement Directorate in her party's account was entirely accounted for and deposited following due procedures.Addressing a press conference here, the former...

27-Dec-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati says Dalit's daughter targeted, BJP hits back

A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sniffed out more than Rs 104 crore deposited in her party's account after demonetisation, BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said a "Dalit's daughter" was being barred from political power in Uttar Pradesh through...

26-Dec-2016 Lucknow

SP-Congress alliance only after BJP's blessings : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Monday claimed that the prospective alliance between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress in Uttar Pradesh will only be sealed after the approval of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Addressing a press conference...

06-Dec-2016 Lucknow

BJP is anti-Ambedkar, anti-Constitution : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday dubbed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre as anti-Ambedkar and anti-Constitution.Addressing a gathering after paying floral tributes to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb,...

28-Nov-2016 New Delhi

BJP itself has done 'Bharat Bandh' : Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday accused the BJP of doing a "Bharat Bandh" by demonetising higher currency currency and said the opposition was not divided over the issue."The BJP alleged that the opposition has called a Bharat Bandh, but the fact is that the...

26-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation move politically motivated: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the poor implementation of demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and said the step was "politically motivated for political gains"."The demonetisation decision...

24-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation survey fake, sponsored : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursdasy attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling his survey on demonetisation as "fake and sponsored" and dared him to dissolve the Lok Sabha and face elections."The survey of Modiji is fake and sponsored. If he...

23-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Samajwadi Party under Center's pressure: Mayawati

Taking a jibe at the Samajwadi Party over demonestisation, BSP chief Mayawati said on Wednesday that the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh should come out of the Centre's influence and support the public."Samajwadi Party's silence over demonestisation proves that...

17-Nov-2016 Lucknow

BJP least bothered about people's problems : Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said the BJP was not perturbed by the demonetisation decision as it had already "fixed its ill-gotten black money".In a statement issued here, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said people of the state and the country...

17-Nov-2016 New Delhi

No debate on demonetisation, unless PM is present : Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday criticised the Centre's apathy towards people's hardships and said the Opposition would not let the demonetisation debate in parliament continue unless Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the house."All Opposition parties...

16-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Mayawati questions government's preparedness for demonetisation

BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday questioned the government's preparedness for the demonetisation of high-value bank notes, accusing it of spending the last ten months on settling the black money of its people.Participating in a debate in the Rajya Sabha on...

14-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati says PM fooling people on demonetisation

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of fooling the people over demonetisation by claiming that this will end the menace of black money.Reacting sharply to Modi's speech in Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh earlier in the day, the former...

10-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Nation facing economic emergency under Modi: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday slammed the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and said the country was facing a "financial emergency".She told the media here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a master in hoodwinking people and deflecting...

07-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Narendra Modi lying to farmers; his government anti-farmer : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying to farmers and dubbed his government "anti-farmer"."Modi is speaking lies about clearance of pending dues of sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh," Mayawati told...

05-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Muslim community shouldn't waste votes on SP: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday ripped into perceived divisions in the Samajwadi Party, saying any support for the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh will benefit the BJP, so the "Muslim community should not waste its vote"."The Samajwadi Party is divided and...

04-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati dubs Akhilesh Yadav Yatra a sham

BSP chief Mayawati on Friday trained her guns once again on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, dubbing his 'Samajwadi Vikas Yatra' a sham.The Dalit leader said in a statement that the reality of development in the state was evident by the fact...

01-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati for judicial probe into SIMI members' killings

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday demanded a judicial probe into the police "encounter" on the outskirts of Bhopal in which eight SIMI members were killed.The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said the events leading to the escape of the undertrials from the...

18-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati slams Parrikar's credit to RSS training for surgical strikes

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that RSS training inspired the Prime Minister and him for the surgical strikes across the Line of Control "is most unfortunate".The statement is most unfortunate and an attempt...

18-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Mulayam engaged in drama to save Akhilesh's skin : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati targeted arch rival and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday and accused him of "enacting a drama" to save the skin of his Chief Minister son Akhilesh Yadav.Referring to the ongoing power struggle in...

17-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Mayawati slams Centre, UP government for Ayodhya projects

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday criticised the BJP-led central government's decision to build a Ramayana Museum in Ayodhya and the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government's plan to construct a Ramleela Theme Park there as only for electoral...

14-Oct-2016 Lucknow

BJP's 'Dhamma Chetna Yatra' a big flop : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday accused BJP President Amit Shah of showing "superficial concern" for the Dalits and termed the 'Dhamma Chetna Yatra', taken out by Buddhist monks in favour of the BJP, a "big flop".Mayawati said people of Uttar...

09-Oct-2016 Lucknow

BJP desires 'Hindu Rashtra', Modi has failed : Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday accused the BJP of trying to convert India into a "Hindu Rashtra" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to fulfil his election promises.Addressing a huge rally here, the four-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also...

09-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Voting for Congress will help BJP : Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday urged Muslims in Uttar Pradesh not to vote for the Congress in the coming assembly election as it will only benefit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)."I urge all the Muslims in Uttar Pradesh not to divide their vote share by voting...

09-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Narendra Modi government spreading hatred in Uttar Pradesh : Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, saying it is spreading hatred and communalism in Uttar Pradesh and has failed to keep its promises for the state.Mayawati was addressing a Bahujan Samaj Party rally at Babasaheb...

18-Sep-2016 Lucknow

Shivpal being made scapegoat to save Akhilesh's image : Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday termed the ongoing power struggle in Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party as a drama scripted by its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav making his brother and Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav a scapegoat to save Chief Minister Akhilesh...

15-Sep-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati advises Mulayam Singh Yadav to retire

Amid the in-fighting within the ruling Samajwadi party in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati on Thursday advised her SP counterpart Mulayam Singh Yadav to quit active politics and retire.Referring to the ongoing power struggle within the SP,...

21-Aug-2016 Agra

Mayawati hits out at Modi government over Dalit 'atrocities'

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, launching her party's election campaign from Agra -- considered the Dalit capital of north India -- lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led BJP government for "atrocities" on Dalits and failing to fulfill promises made before...

04-Aug-2016 Ahmedabad

Mayawati blames BJP, RSS for Dalit atrocities

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday visited the Dalits beaten up by self-styled cow vigilantes and blamed the BJP and RSS for rising incidents of attacks on Dalits in the country.The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister visited the Civil Hospital here to express...

27-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Mayawati raises assault on Muslim women by vigilantes in MP

The beating up of two Muslim women in Madhya Pradesh on beef rumors was raised by Mayawati in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, with the BSP leader slamming the government over situation in BJP-ruled states."In Madhya Pradesh, in the name of 'gau raksha' (cow protection)...

21-Jul-2016 New Delhi

People from weaker sections treat me as goddess: Mayawati

Amid protests in Uttar Pradesh after former BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh's abusive remark against her, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said on Thursday that people from the weaker sections treat her as a "goddess"."People from the weaker sections of society,...

21-Jul-2016 New Delhi

People from weaker sections treat me as goddess: Mayawati

Amid protest over Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Daya Shankar Sigh's abusive remark, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said on Thursday that people from weaker sections of the society treat her as a "goddess"."People from weaker sections of society cutting across...

20-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Mayawati hits back at abusive remark by BJP leader

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, reacting strongly to derogatory remarks against her by a BJP leader of Uttar Pradesh, said "the man, in fact, has used those words against his own daughter and sister", and not against her."The man did not speak against me....

15-Jul-2016 Lucknow

Sheila Dikshit an old lady, Raj Babbar a turncoat: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday made light of chief ministerial candidate of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh Sheila Dikshit and said she will have no impact in the state."She has allegations of graft of crores of rupees and over that she is...

13-Jul-2016 Lucknow

NDA should learn from Arunachal fiasco: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said the NDA government at the Centre should learn "its lessons on Constitution at the earliest".The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said the Supreme Court ruling restoring the ousted Congress government...

28-Jun-2016 Lucknow

BJP paying lip service to UP's law and order problem: Mayawati

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday accused the BJP of paying only lip service to what she called the poor law and order situation in the state.If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is serious about the issue, it was time Governor Ram Naik,...

22-Jun-2016 Lucknow

Maurya quits BSP, Mayawati says good riddance

In a major blow to the BSP, senior leader Swamy Prasad Maurya on Wednesday quit the party. In no time, BSP leader Mayawati hit back, saying she was anyway planning to expel him.Maurya, leader of the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, said he felt...

09-Jun-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati backs 'Udta Punjab'

BSP leader Mayawati on Thursday extended support to Bollywood film "Udta Punjab" and said it only reflected the reality of Punjab.The censors have called for major cuts in the movie, including all references to Punjab. The film deals with the drug menace...

04-Jun-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati attacks Modi over 'achhe din', dubs Akhilesh 'insensitive'

Demanding a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the Mathura violence, BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, terming him the worst-ever chief minister of the state.The former chief minister also trained her...

03-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Mathura Violence: Mayawati seeks SP government's resignation

Criticising the ruling Samajwadi Party for violence in Mathura, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday sought resignation of the state's Akhilesh Yadav government, and demanded a “time-bound judicial probe” into the matter.The former Uttar Pradesh...

31-May-2016 Lucknow

Akhilesh, Mayawati slam Amit Shah's 'drama' of dining at Dalit home

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah over his dining at a Dalit's house in Varanasi, saying that Samajwadi Party leaders don't indulge in "such drama".Bahujan Samaj Party leader and former Chief...

11-May-2016 Lucknow

Support to Congress only in Uttarakhand, no truck in UP: Mayawati

A day after it extended support to the Harish Rawat-led Congress government in Uttarakhand, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday made it clear that the "camaraderie" was restricted only to the hill state and it will have no truck with the Congress...

04-May-2016 New Delhi

Mayawati demands SC-monitored probe into AgustaWestland deal

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored investigation into the AgustaWestland chopper deal, saying the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become a political tool of the government of the day.The Communist...

14-Apr-2016 Lucknow

vows to oust 'government of goons' in UP

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday vowed to oust the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh and return to power to "uproot mafias and goons".Addressing a large gathering of party workers here on the birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar, the four-time UP...

07-Apr-2016 Lucknow

'Stand Up India' an eyewash, says Mayawati

Training her guns once again at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said 'Stand Up India' scheme was an eyewash with no serious purpose other than to get Dalit votes in the next Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.Before...

05-Apr-2016 Lucknow

BJP showing fake love for Dalits, says BSP chief

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday accused the BJP of showing "fake love" for the Dalits. The BJP hit back, saying the former chief minister was rattled by its growing popularity among the weaker sections.The "Bharatiya Janata Party and company"...

15-Mar-2016 New Delhi

Mayawati demands Bharat Ratna for Kanshi Ram

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday demanded the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna for the late Kanshi Ram, the founder of her party."Today being Kanshi Ram's birthday, on this occasion I urge the government that to pay tribute to...

26-Feb-2016 New Delhi

Opposition demands apology from Irani, Mayawati dubs her anti-Dalit

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's remarks about goddess Durga in the Rajya Sabha generated much political heat in the upper house on Friday as well, with the opposition demanding an apology from her and she rejecting it.During the day, Irani...

26-Feb-2016 New Delhi

Probe into Vemula death a farce: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Friday alleged that the government was protecting people with RSS links who forced Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula to commit suicide in the Hyderabad University complex.Mayawati criticised the government for not including a Dalit member...

24-Feb-2016 New Delhi

Angry exchanges between Smriti, Mayawati over Rohith Vemula issue

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday 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...

15-Feb-2016 Lucknow

Mayawati slams BJP on JNU issue

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday slammed BJP leaders on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) issue and accused them of double standards on nationalism.Taking a jibe at union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for saying that protests at the JNU...

15-Jan-2016 Lucknow

Lohia would have thrown out Mulayam: Mayawati

Had he been alive, socialist ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia would have thrown out Mualayam Singh Yadav from the Samajwadi Party for wasting public money, BSP leader Mayawati said on Friday.The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said on her 60th birthday that...

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