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  • Mayawati asks BSP leaders to donate a month's salary April 19, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday asked her party MPs and MLAs that instead of donating to the government, they should give as relief their one month salary directly to farmers affected by recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm in their respective constituencies. "The farmers are going through a bad phase due...
  • Opposition parties sold land to private builders when in power: Nitin Gadkari April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday accused the Opposition parties of playing "obstructionist" politics by resisting the land acquisition Bill and said some of these parties had "sold prime lands" to private builders when they were in power. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, speaking at a Kisan Rally organised in New Delhi by...
  • Centre, UP government 'insensitive' towards farmers: Mayawati April 14, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati accused the Centre as well as Uttar Pradesh government of being "insensitive" towards farmers facing crop loss due to unprecedented rains and hailstorm. While addressing workers on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, Mayawati said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was already...
  • Political parties jostle with each other to 'hijack' Ambedkar's legacy April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: On Ambedkar Jayanti, political parties are jostling with each other to appropriate the legacy of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Amidst criticism by opposition parties that it is appropriating the legacy of Dr BR Ambedkar, the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and the rashtrya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have organised several programmes...
  • Mayawati ridicules Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for encouraging use of cycle April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday ridiculed Akhilesh Yadav for encouraging use of cycle, drawing a spontaneous retort from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. "Akhilesh has nothing to do. If he does not ride cycle, what else will he do," Mayawati posed at a press conference in Lucknow. Pat came a...
  • Uttar Pradesh: BSP's founder member Deena Nath Bhaskar resigns April 4, 2015

    Bhadohi: Founder member of BSP and former minister Deena Nath Bhaskar has resigned from the primary membership of the party, accusing the leadership of "selling tickets" to candidates. "I have sent my resignation through speed post on April 2," Bhaskar said in Bhadohi on Saturday. After "feeling suffocated" in BSP, he...
  • Incompetent Centre, State policies spell 'double trouble' for UP: Mayawati April 2, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday lamented about "double troubles" faced by people of the state due to the wrong policies of the Central and state governments. "The government which had promised to bring 'achchey din' is bent upon making people cry and for the 20 crore people of Uttar Pradesh...
  • Rail budget 'most disappointing', claim UP leaders February 26, 2015

    Lucknow: Dubbing the Rail Budget as 'most disappointing' for the state, political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday rued that no new train was allotted even to UP which has elected 73 MPs in the ruling BJP-led NDA at the Centre. "The first full-fledged Rail Budget of the (Narendra) Modi government...
  • Suit with name, temples and larger than life statues reveal the megalomaniac streak of Indian politicians February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a piece of clothing designed to dazzle the world. But a closer scrutiny of the dark pinstripe suit worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during US President Barack Obama's visit revealed that what looked like thin strips were actually his name embroidered on it repeatedly. The entire...
  • Poor show in Delhi to cost BSP its national party status February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Barring a few seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which fielded candidates in all the 70 constituencies in Delhi, registered a poor show in the Assembly elections. The party, which has been trying hard to maintain its national party status, managed to win below 1,000 votes in most...
  • BSP kicks off Delhi poll campaign, to contest on all 70 seats January 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Kicking off election campaign for the upcoming Delhi Vidhan Sabha polls, BSP president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati announced that her party would field candidates on all the 70 seats. "I am starting the election campaign for the Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections today... our party would contest all...
  • PM Modi to do 'bhoomi pujan' for Ambedkar Foundation January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day when BSP supremo Mayawati slammed the BJP-led government at the Centre for ignoring Dalit icons while awarding Bharat Ratna, a Union Minister on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do the 'bhoomi pujan' for the Bhimrao Ambedkar Foundation in the city. Minister for Social Justice...
  • Bharat Ratna to departed leaders should come within a year of death: Congress January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: After the BSP charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons in awarding Bharat Ratna, Congress today suggested that the country's highest civilian honour should be given to any departed leader within one year of his/her demise to avoid any controversy. "In my view, if Bharat Ratna is...
  • Discrimination against Dalits in giving Bharat Ratna: Mayawati January 3, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons like Kanshi Ram while awarding Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya. She also attacked the Narendra Modi government for adopting the "ordinance route" on key issues. "Just like the previous Congress-led...
  • 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,...