Mayawati

  • Azam Khan rules out possibility of SP-BSP tie-up 6 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan on Thursday ruled out any possibility of his Samajwadi Party's tie-up with Mayawati-led BSP in near future. Khan, who was here to review the progress of construction work of Haj House on the Hindan river bank, said there was no possibility of any tie-up...
  • News 360: Congress corners government over spate in communal violence 1 week ago

    Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the Congress of...
  • Mulayam downplays talks of tie up with BSP, says will contest UP polls alone 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Soon after Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati rejected Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's proposal to join hands, the SP chief clarified his stand on the issue. "SP will contest the elections in Uttar Pradesh on our its strength," Yadav said playing down the speculations. Earlier in the day,...
  • Maya refuses to form alliance as Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam agree to work as a team to defeat BJP 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Even as Samajwadi Party chief has expressed his willingness to work with the Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP chief Mayawati has rejected his proposal. Mayawati has said that there is no question of the BSP allying with anyone in Uttar Pradesh and will fight elections alone. Maya has also hit...
  • After Lalu-Nitish bonhomie, Mulayam says ready to join hands with Maya to defeat BJP 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In another change of heart incident in politics, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh has expressed willingness to join hands with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. This comes two days after RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that the SP and BSP should come together to form a grand alliance...
  • Both Congress and BJP are familiar with inciting communal violence, says Mayawati August 11, 2014

    Parliament on Monday will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence. The move came after Congress MPs led by Rahul Gandhi protested at the well of the House last Wednesday. Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said, "both Congress and BJP are familiar with inciting communal violence. Congress has practiced communal...
  • BSP to support TRAI Amendment Bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said that her party will not oppose the appointment of Nripendra Mishra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and support the TRAI Amendment Bill in Parliament. "Centre has the right to choose its officers and decide how they want to run the government,"...
  • Rangarajan panel report making a joke of poor people, says Mayawati July 7, 2014

    The new report of Rangarajan Committee on poverty today drew flak from BSP chief Mayawati who attacked the government saying the panel's estimations were nothing but "making a joke of poor people". "This is nothing but making a joke of poor people. Whatever figures that have been given and the way...
  • Centre seeks report from UP government on Moradabad communal clashes July 6, 2014

    Moradabad: Even as normalcy returns after communal tensions broke out in Moradabad on Friday, the Centre has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the violence. Tension errupted in the area after two communities clashed on Friday over the installation of a speaker in a temple. A day after...
  • BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year. In the light of the issue raised in the UP Assembly, BJP state unit president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that state and Centre's share...
  • Governor BL Joshi's resignation worries Akhilesh government June 20, 2014

    Amid calls for the sacking of the Uttar Pradesh government over the rising crime graph, the exit of Governor BL Joshi is causing worry to the Samajwadi Party regime. Joshi's resignation on Tuesday is likely to add to the already mounting challenges for the Akhilesh Yadav government, which fears that a...
  • Hindi directive row escalates; Maya, Jaya oppose Modi government's move June 20, 2014

    Chennai: The age-old 'linguistic war' in the Indian society has reached a new level altogether with the Union Home Ministry issuing directives to use Hindi for interactions on the social media and different voices emerging from regional parties on the issue. While DMK chief Karunanidhi had on Thursday strongly opposed...
  • NCP in favour of alliance with like-minded parties: Nawab Malik June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP on Thursday said that it favoured alliance with all like-minded, secular parties to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled later this year. "NCP is open to explore the option of aligning with like-minded, secular parties. Our leaders will start talks with such parties soon," party spokesman Nawab Malik...
  • BSP antagonized many Dalits in UP whom the BJP wooed: Book..1 June 27, 2014

    Disaffection among a large section of Dalits for the Bahujan Samaj Party may have paved the way for fragmentation of this caste group in Uttar Pradesh and led to a "great possibility of them being co-opted in a Hindutva project", says a recently-released book. "The BJP is trying to acquire the...
  • BSP demands dismissal of UP government, stages walkout in RS June 10, 2014

    BSP on Monday demanded dismissal of the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh over deteriorating law and order situation and staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha. Raising the issue soon after the House met for the day, BSP chief Mayawati raised the issue of alleged Badaun rape case and the...
  • BSP MPs walk out of Rajya Sabha over UP's law and order situation June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday morning with the Bahujan Samaj Party slamming the Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation in the state. The BSP MPs eventually walked out of the House over the issue. Earlier on Tuesday, BSP MPs charged to...
  • Is politics being played over the Badaun gang-rape? June 2, 2014

    Badaun gangrape continues to attract political attention with leaders thronging the UP district to meet the bereaved family members of the teenaged victims. Senior leaders inclusing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati, LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan are among the politicians who have paid a visit to the...
  • Badaun gangrape victims' family claims being threatened June 2, 2014

    The family of the Badaun rape victims on Monday alleged that they have received threats and demanded security from Central forces, saying they do not trust the state police. "We are receiving threats. We are being told that who will protect us once the media leaves the village and politicians...
  • Political blame game over Badaun gangrape continues June 2, 2014

    Political blame game over the Badaun gangrape continues. While BSP chief Mayawati demanded President's Rule; LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan who met the bereaved families today asked why the UP CM have not yet paid them a visit yet. ...
  • Badaun gangrape: Mayawati visits victims' family, accuses Akhilesh government of cover up June 1, 2014

    Badaun: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati who has been hitting out at the Akhilesh Yadav government after two cousin sisters were gangraped and hanged in Badaun, visited the bereaving family members on Sunday. Addressing the media after her brief meeting with the victims' family, Mayawati told reporters that they were...
  • Mayawati's Badaun visit sparks controversy, children seen working at helipad June 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati's Badaun visit has sparked a controversy with children caught on camera working for the construction of helipad. Mayawati is scheduled to visit Badaun later in the day to meet the families of the gangrape victims. Just hours before her visit, children were seen constructing the...
  • Badaun gangrape: Mayawati to meet victims' family, demands Centre's intervention June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will visit Uttar Pradesh's Badaun ditrict on Sunday to meet the family of the two Dalit girls who were allegedly gangraped and killed. She has demanded also President's rule in the state and said that the Centre should order speedy trial in the...
  • Mayawati to visit Badaun village tomorrow May 31, 2014

    BSP chief Mayawati will visit Katra Shadat Ganj village of Badaun district on Sunday to meet the family of two Dalit girls who were allegedly raped and murdered on May 27. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister yesterday sought a CBI probe into the incident and called for imposing President's rule...
  • BSP will not contest bye-elections on 12 seats in UP: Mayawati May 30, 2014

    BSP will not contest bye-elections on 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh and instead prepare for mid-term polls as the Akhilesh Yadav government "might fall within a year", party supremo Mayawati said on Friday. "We will do preparations for Assembly polls. There is a possibility that this (SP) government may fall...
  • Mayawati slams Akhilesh over rapes in UP, demands President's rule May 30, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Friday lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the rise in crimes in the state. Mayawati said that law and order in the state has completely broken and down and demanded that the state be put under President's rule. "Rapes and...
  • BSP workers rough up Dalit men who went to meet Mayawati May 21, 2014

    BSP workers allegedly roughed up a group of Dalit youths who went to meet party chief Mayawati in Lucknow on Tuesday. The group comprising 79 youths, who have been denied posting after being selected to the post of assistant review officials in the Uttar Pradesh state secretariat, sought an audience with...
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  • BSP workers rough up Dalit boys who met Mayawati May 20, 2014

    BSP workers allegedly roughed up a group of Dalit youths who went to meet party chief Mayawati in Lucknow. The group comprising 79 youths, who have been denied posting after being selected to the post of assistant review officials in the Uttar Pradesh state secretariat, sought an audience with the BSP...
  • LS polls: BSP's 'loyal' votebank fails to help party secure any seats in UP May 19, 2014

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) vote bank remained intact in Allahabad and Phulpur despite the Modi wave, however, it failed to help them secure any seats. Counting details indicate that the party secured 16.2 lakh and 16.3 lakh votes in Allahabad and Phulpur parliamentary seats respectively this time. In 2009 parliamentary elections it...
  • BJP mislead Muslims with its communal propaganda, says Mayawati May 17, 2014

    Faced with one of the worst showing in Lok Sabha elections in which her party failed to open its account, BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday said the parties which had supported the UPA at the Centre faced the anger of the people towards the Congress-led alliance. "The unprecedented success of BJP...