Mayawati

  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • LS polls: Mayawati befooling people, says Akhilesh Yadav 20-04-2014 07:43 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday charged BSP supremo Mayawati with befooling people by saying no development work was done during SP regime in the state. Addressing an election rally along with party MP Jaya Bachchan at Kuraoli in support of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, he claimed...
  • LS polls: After Mulayam, now Mayawati bares her prime ministerial ambitions 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he would stake claim for the prime ministers post, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Friday said if her supporters voted intelligently, a "Dalit ki beti" could well be at the helm of affairs of the central government. Addressing...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav soft on rapists, tough on riot victims, says Modi 18-04-2014 02:47 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and said when one has to be tough on rapists, Mulayam Singh is soft on them. "We have to be tough on rapists, but Mulayam Singh is very soft on them," Modi said...
  • The politics of women's empowerment

    Women at work |  Nirupama Subramanian
    The greatest exercise of adult franchise in the world is currently underway in our country. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections have eclipsed cricket results and...

  • BJP was not happy when Ambedkar got Bharat Ratna: Mayawati 14-04-2014 08:09 PM

    Lucknow: On the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, BSP chief Mayawati on Monday attacked BJP leaders saying when polls come they see Dalits as Hindus but later they do not even like to sit with them, and the party was not happy when the architect of the Constitution got Bharat...
  • Narrow escape for BSP chief Mayawati, as plane develops technical snag on runway 14-04-2014 10:45 AM

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati had a narrow escape late on Sunday when the front wheel of her charter plane got stuck during landing, officials said on Monday. The incident took place at Lucknow airport when the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo was on her way back from campaigning in...
  • Congress, BJP playing into the hands of capitalists: Mayawati 13-04-2014 06:51 PM

    BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday attacked BJP and Congress for "double-crossing" the common man by serving the interests of capitalists. Addressing a rally in Aurangabadon the eve of the birth anniversary of Dalit icon Babasaheb Ambedkar, Mayawati said, "parties like BJP and Congress are getting elected on the votes of...
  • BJP will come to power if Muslim votes are divided: Mayawati 11-04-2014 06:30 PM

    "No one will be able to stop BJP from coming to power at the Centre if the Muslim votes are divided, " BSP chief Mayawati said on Friday. The former Uttar Pradseh chief minister appealed the Muslims to check division of their votes. "If Muslim votes are divided no one...
  • If Modi comes to power, the whole nation will witness riots: Mayawati 10-04-2014 08:48 PM

    BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday took a dig at BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi over Gujarat riots and said if such a person is voted to power the whole nation will witness riots. Addressing an election rally in Lakhimpur Kheri, Ms. Mayawati cautioned...
  • A date with a RSS pracharak

    Let There Be Noise |  Subhajit Sengupta
    I was sitting inside the BJP office in Ghaziabad waiting for the coordinates of the General, candidate from the area, for yet another interview. I...

  • Mulayam, Mayawati, Kejriwal dreaming of becoming PM: Kalyan Singh 07-04-2014 12:15 AM

    BJP leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh on Sunday said that Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal were dreaming of becoming the Prime Minister, but they would not get people's support in the Lok Sabha polls. "Yadav, Mayawati and Kejriwal are dreaming of becoming PM... Their...
  • If Modi becomes PM, communal riots can take place any day: Mayawati 06-04-2014 08:10 PM

    Meerut: In a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday said if he became the Prime Minister, the country would become vulnerable to communal riots. "BJP has announced such a person as its PM candidate who, being the Chief Minister of Gujarat, brought his state in the...
  • Mayawati attacks Samajwadi Party over Muzaffarnagar riots 05-04-2014 08:39 PM

    BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday raked up Muzaffarnagar riots to attack arch rival Samajwadi Party, saying the Supreme Court had indicted the Uttar Pradesh government for the communal violence in the state. Addressing an election rally at Sikandrabad town here on Saturday, Mayawati said there was no riot in Uttar...
  • Don't waste your votes by supporting Congress: Mayawati to Muslims 05-04-2014 07:59 PM

    A day after the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid appealed to Muslims to support Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said voting for the party would only be a waste as it is already out of the race. "I want to appeal to my Muslims...
  • Mayawati woos muslims in Muzaffarnagar 04-04-2014 05:35 PM

    BSP Chief Mayawati on Friday urged Muslims to avoid splitting of votes and support her party's candidates to prevent the BJP from coming to power. Slamming the SP government in Uttar Pradesh over the law and order situation in the state, she told a poll rally that during her term...
  • SP has lost credibility, can't lure people with tall promises: Mayawati 03-04-2014 07:45 PM

    BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday said that the people could not be swayed by the lucrative promises her arch-rival SP has made in its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "The ruling SP has lost its credibility among the people. And as expected...
  • Mayawati to campaign for riot-accused Qadir Rana in Muzaffarnagar 03-04-2014 08:00 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will be campaigning for Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarnagar on Thursday. The party has fielded Qadir Rana in the constituency which is recovering its wounds of communal violence. Rana, was accused of making hate speeches during the Muzaffarnagar riots. The party supremo received flak...
  • Mayawati to begin Uttar Pradesh campaign on Thursday 02-04-2014 11:24 AM

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati would begin a whirlwind tour of Uttar Pradesh, her home state, from Thursday, a party leader said. The Dalit leader will address her first election rally in Bijnore in western UP and will later address a public meeting at Nagina, Aligarh. She will fly...
  • Open Mike: Does caste still determine voting choices? 01-04-2014 11:42 PM

    When the Dalits community is considered as a vote bank, leaders are trying to woo them but Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati remain their first choice. They claim that Mayawati did development and they will vote for her. But there are many who are backing BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra...
  • Constant threat of communal riots if Modi becomes PM: Mayawati 31-03-2014 06:51 PM

    Raking up the 2002 Gujarat riots issue, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday claimed the country would be under a constant threat of communal violence if Narendra Modi became the PM and spoke of forming her party government at the Centre. Addressing a meet of West Bengal party workers, the former...
  • India will forever see riots with Modi at helm says Mayawati 31-03-2014 05:40 PM

    Alluding to the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said India would be "forever gripped" in riots and face destruction if the BJP led by Narendra Modi comes to power at the centre. "The man responsible for the Godhra riots is aspiring to be the country's...
  • SP candidate booked for foul remarks against Modi, Mayawati 30-03-2014 06:10 PM

    A case has been registered against an SP candidate from Kairana constituency for making defamatory remarks against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and BSP supremo Mayawati at Shamli. District Magistrate, Shamli, NP Singh on Sunday said that an FIR has been lodged against Samajwadi Party candidate Nahid Hasan under...
  • Narendra Modi's victory may flare up communal tension: Mayawati 29-03-2014 08:24 PM

    Describing the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a divisive leader, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday expressed fear that the country may witness riots if he wins power at the centre. "Modi is a downright divisive leader who presided over riots in Gujarat in 2002...The country will be gripped by...
  • Mayawati attacks Modi, says BJP will ruin country's peace 27-03-2014 06:02 PM

    BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday launched a frontal attack on BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi saying the country will be "ruined" due to spike in communal riots if he is voted to power. Hitting the campaign trail in Vidarbha, which is considered as a Congress bastion with a sizable Dalit...
  • Modi will spell doom for the country: Mayawati 27-03-2014 05:56 PM

    Amravati: BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday launched a frontal attack on BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi saying the country will be "ruined" due to spike in communal riots if he is voted to power. Hitting the campaign trail in Vidarbha, which is considered as a Congress bastion with a sizable...