MAYAWATI

  • BJP, RSS spreading communal tension through conversions: BSP December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: BSP on Thursday accused BJP and RSS of spreading communal tension in the country through forced conversions and sought a ban on such outfits saying it was the responsibility of both the Centre and the state government to take stern action against them. Terming religious conversions as very serious...
  • NDA government under fire from opposition over alleged forced conversion by RSS offshoot in Agra December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A major row has erupted over the alleged conversion of 100 Muslims in Agra by an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal have claimed that they have re-converted the people to Hinduism at a mass conversion ceremony....
  • Mayawati disrespected Ambedkar by building her statue beside his: Katheria December 6, 2014

    Fatehpur: Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria on Saturday said that BSP president Mayawati has shown disrespect to Bhim Rao Ambedkar by installing her statues along with his. "Ambedkar is respected by all Indians and BSP chief Mayawati has shown disrespect to him by installing her own statues beside his," Katheria...
  • Controversy over Sadhvi's caste, Opposition says she is not a Dalit December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the hullabaloo over the abusive remarks of Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, a controversy has also arisen now over her caste and her background. While the BJP leaders maintained that the Sadhvi was a Dalit, the Opposition contested that claim and said she came...
  • Government maligning entire community in effort to defend an individual: Mayawati December 5, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday played a Dalit card in defending Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti over her hate speech. BSP supremo Mayawati said, "the minister is from the backward class, not Dalit or schedule caste. Make someone else from that community a minister if the government wants to represent that...
  • Opposition parties unite, demand BJP minister Niranjan Jyoti's resignation December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The opposition parties on Wednesday cornered the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over the controversial statement made by Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Parties were led by the Trinamool Congress in both the Houses as they demanded Jyoti's resignation for using abusive language. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu...
  • Noida: I-T raids at Mayawati's aide Yadav Singh's residence, Rs 10 crore in cash recovered November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Twenty raids and more than 10 crores in cash and jewellery weighing nearly 2 kilograms has been recovered from Mayawati's aide Yadav Singh's residence. Yet, the income tax department is yet to dig out the full details of this man's ill gotten wealth. The investigation so far has...
  • Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das accused of trying to bribe Mayawati hits back November 6, 2014

    Lucknow: Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das who has been accused by BSP chief Mayawati of trying to bribe her to keep his RS seat has hit back at the former CM. Das had resigned from the BSP on November 3. He said that Mayawati realises it is a big loss for...
  • Akhilesh Das offered Rs 100 crore for RS ticket, alleges Mayawati November 5, 2014

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday alleged that Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Das, who had quit the party two days ago, offered her Rs 100 crores for renominating him to the Upper House. "Akhilesh Das had talked to me in Delhi and had offered money for repeating him as BSP...
  • Mayawati government wasted money on 'parks of stone': Akhilesh Yadav October 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Attacking the previous Mayawati government over "wasting" money on "parks made of stone", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said even those in the opposition visit the green Lohia park here constructed during the Mulayam Singh regime. "Even those in Opposition appreciate Lohia Park, which was developed during...
  • SC issues notice to Mayawati in DA case, gives her 3 weeks to respond August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in the disproportionate assets case. The court has given her three weeks to respond to the notice. CBI had in May 2014 had informed the Supreme Court that it had evidence to prosecute the...
  • RSS unaccountable under Narendra Modi's 'disappointing' rule: Mayawati August 23, 2014

    Lucknow: Training her guns on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday claimed that it was emerging as an "unconstitutional and unaccountable" organisation after the formation of the Narendra Modi government, whose performance has been "disappointing". The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • BJP is taking advantage of the communal tension in UP says Mayawati August 23, 2014

    BSP Chief Mayawati attacked the Narendra Modi government accusing Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of taking advantage of the communal tension in Uttar Pradesh as bypolls are nearing. ...
  • Azam Khan rules out possibility of SPBSP tieup August 15, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan on Thursday ruled out any possibility of his Samajwadi Party's tieup with Mayawatiled 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 tieup...
  • News 360: Congress corners government over spate in communal violence August 13, 2014

    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 August 13, 2014

    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 August 13, 2014

    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 LaluNitish bonhomie, Mulayam says ready to join hands with Maya to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    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 ageold '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 likeminded parties: Nawab Malik June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP on Thursday said that it favoured alliance with all likeminded, secular parties to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled later this year. "NCP is open to explore the option of aligning with likeminded, 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 19, 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 coopted in a Hindutva project", says a recentlyreleased 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 gangrape? 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...