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19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Not against Kovind's nomination : Mayawati

Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said her party will not oppose Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind's candidature as presidential nominee unless the opposition announces a popular Dalit name."We are not against Ram Nath Kovind's nomination....

15-Jun-2017 Lucknow

BJP's Dalit love a sham : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh and said the Chief Minister's lunch with Dalits in a Gorakhpur village was a sham.In a statement, the former Chief Minister said that by...

11-May-2017 Lucknow

Mayawati denies Siddiqui's charges, dubs him extortionist

Within hours of sacked BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui levelling charges against her, party chief Mayawati on Thursday hit back and accused her one-time protege of "blackmailing people by recording their phones and then extorting money".The Bahujan Samaj Party...

06-May-2017 Lucknow

BJP government pushing communal agenda in UP : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday expressed concern at the "rising caste and communal tension" in the state and blamed the ruling BJP's "communal agenda" as the reason behind frequent tension in the state."There is no law and order in the...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

People and not EVMs should choose representatives : Mayawati

Bhaujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday alleged in the Rajya Sabha that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were tampered with in the just concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections."Representatives should be of people's choice and not that of EVMs," she...

11-Mar-2017 Lucknow

UP EVMs were 'managed' to favour BJP : Mayawati

Terming the Uttar Pradesh election results as "very surprising", Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday alleged that voting machines had been "managed" to favour the BJP and that her party has asked the Election Commission to cancel the results in the...

11-Mar-2017 Lucknow

UP EVMs were 'managed' to favour BJP : Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday alleged that voting machines had been "managed" in favour of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and that it was difficult to accept the "very surprising" election results."These election results are very surprising. It is very difficult...

06-Mar-2017 Lucknow

BSP will take power in UP : Mayawati

The BSP will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh, leaving the BJP and the SP-Congress alliance at the second and third places, BSP chief Mayawati said on Monday."They (BJP and SP-Congress alliance) have realised that the BSP will form the government...

04-Mar-2017 Varanasi

No amount of prayers will help Modi now : Mayawati

Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not keeping his promises made to the people during the 2014 Lok Sabha campaign, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said no amount of prayers would help him this time.Addressing a rally of party supporters in Rohania here,...

01-Mar-2017 Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh)

Centre discriminating against minorities : Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday attacked the BJP-led central government, alleging discrimination against people from minority communities, and warned the voters that they would face "RSS agenda" if the BJP won the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections."The...

25-Feb-2017 Deoria (Uttar Pradesh)

Don't believe the dreams spun by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah : Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday warned the people of Uttar Pradesh from falling for the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, alleging that they were dreaming of harming the state after winning the elections.The BJP only...

25-Feb-2017 Deoria (Uttar Pradesh)

Don't believe the dreams spun by Modi-Shah : Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday warning the people of Uttar Pradesh from falling for their promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah as they were dreaming of harming the state after winning the elections.The BJP only shows big...

23-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Mayawati calls Amit Shah country's 'biggest Kasab'

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday hit back at BJP president Amit Shah calling him the "country's biggest Kasab" or a terrorist.A day after Shah coined the acronym "Kasab" to denote the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party...

17-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Anger against SP, BSP will restore rule of law : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday lashed out at the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh and called upon the people to vote for her party, so that the rule of law could be established in the state."There is seething anger among the people...

13-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Mayawati's campaign turns a new leaf in UP

People change with times. In Uttar Pradesh, where voters are being wooed left and right, the most striking election campaign, although low profile, is of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).Raring to wrest power from arch rival Samajwadi Party (SP), the BSP has changed...

08-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Mayawati ridicules Congress manifesto for UP elections

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday ridiculed the Congress manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls as a "political drama which has made the party a laughing stock".In a statement released here, the former Chief Minister said the Congress...

07-Feb-2017 Lucknow

BJP will end reservation, warns Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will ensure that reservation in jobs for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes is scrapped if the BJP is voted to power in Uttar Pradesh.
Terming the...

06-Feb-2017 Agra

Mayawati hits out at Akhilesh Yadav, Narendra Modi

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for demonetisation and for what she said was interference with the Muslim personal law.And targeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati spent considerable time to explain...

06-Feb-2017 Farukhabad (Uttar Pradesh)

Akhilesh Yadav a tainted leader, a complete failure : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday called Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav a "tainted leader" who had not done anything for the poor, weaker sections and farmers of the state.Addressing an impressive gathering at an election rally...

05-Feb-2017 Sitarganj (Uttarakhand)

Narendra Modi government trying to end quotas : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday accused the central government of trying to do away with reservation for Dalits."The BJP-led government is trying to end the quotas for Dalits, it is trying to end reservation," Mayawati told an election rally...

05-Feb-2017 Sitarganj (Uttarakhand)

BJP trying to end quotas : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday accused the central government of allegedly trying to do away with the reservation system."The BJP government is trying to remove Dalit quota, it is trying to end reservation," Mayawati told an election rally...

02-Feb-2017 Bulandshahr

Mayawati rubbishes poll surveys, calls them sponsored

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday trashed the surveys ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and said these are "sponsored" and hence not to be taken seriously.Addressing an election rally here, the Dalit leader said these poll surveys...

29-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Congress-SP alliance at the behest of BJP : Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday alleged the Congress and Samajwadi Party had joined hands at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and asked the people, specially the minorities, to be careful of them.The four-time UP Chief Minister said that the...

29-Jan-2017 Lucknow

BJP will withdraw reservation if voted to power, warns Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday accused the BJP of "deceiving" the people through its "false promises" and warned that if the BJP was voted to power in Uttar Pradesh it would withdraw caste-based reservation."With its Lok Sabha poll promises...

26-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Mayawati admits 'lesser goon' Mukhtar Ansari into BSP

Mafia don turned politician Mukhtar Ansari on Thursday joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) along with his son and brother ahead of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh assembly elections to be held between February 4 and March 8.Declaring that Ansari had "lost his...

21-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Aligning with SP is Congress' political bankruptcy : Mayawati

Taking on Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over corruption and 'tacit understanding' with the BJP, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said the Congress bid to align with the ruling SP for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls was a reflection of its political bankruptcy.She...

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...

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