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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati
It's Better Late Than Never: Mayawati On Centre's Decision To Repeal Three Farm Laws

Attacking the Congress in a tweet, the BSP chief said, "The country has suffered a lot in the past especially in the Congress government under (Prime Minister) Indira Gandhi. But, hope that the situation like in the past does not arise again."

Dalit Woman's Body Removed From Funeral Pyre Before Being Cremated In UP, Mayawati Demands Probe

Lucknow: A Dalit woman’s body was unceremoniously removed from the funeral pyre minutes before she was to be cremated as the cremation ground on which the last rites were being performed belonged to upper castes. The incident has now snowballed into a major controversy after a video of the act went viral on social media. […]

Hooda, Mayawati meet, may join hands in Haryana

Chandigarh: Speculations are rife over a pre-poll alliance between the Congress and the BSP in Haryana after a closed-door meeting between two-time former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Mayawati in New Delhi, party insiders said on Monday. The meeting that lasted for over half an hour on Sunday night saw the presence of newly-appointed […]

Mayawati supports draft Bill to curb mob lynching

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission’s draft Bill that seeks stringent punishment for those involved in mob lynching. “Mob lynching has emerged as a dreadful disease across the country and the loss of lives due to this is a matter of serious concern. In this regard, […]

Mayawati attacks Modi over unemployment data

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Thursday mounted a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over the unemployment rate which has risen to a 45-year-high at 6.1 per cent. In a series of tweets, Mayawati said: “Just after the Lok Sabha elections, the Labour Ministry has confirmed that the unemployment rate has […]

SP will also contest bypolls alone: Akhilesh

Ghazipur: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said he will now prepare for Assembly bye-elections and his party will contest on all 11 seats where polls are to be held. “I will consult my party leaders and then we will contest the bye-elections. If the alliance has parted ways, then ‘swagat’ hai (welcome).” The […]

Mayawati confirms break-up, terms it temporary

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said that her party would contest the upcoming Assembly by-elections alone. Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, on the hand, did not comment on Mayawati’s statement but said in Azamgarh on Tuesday that the Samajwadi Party would form its own government in Uttar Pradesh in 2022 when Assembly elections are […]

Mayawati sacks office bearers over election debacle

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati has removed the election coordinators of six states and state Presidents of two states, ostensibly for the poor showing in the Lok Sabha battle. The BSP chief has removed the coordinators of Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Odisha. She has also removed the state Presidents of Delhi […]

Modi questions BSP's support to Congress in Rajasthan

Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday demanded to know why Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati did not withdraw support to the ruling Congress in Rajasthan in view of a gang rape in Alwar. Addressing a public gathering here, Modi said: “A Dalit girl was gang-raped in Rajasthan which is being ruled by […]

EC ban on Mayawati: Supreme Court refuses relief

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by BSP supremo Mayawati against the Election Commission’s ban on her for breaking the Model Code of Conduct restricting her for the next 48 hours from canvassing starting on the day. Dushyant Dave appearing for Mayawati requested the court to hear its argument, as […]

EC cracks whip, bars Yogi, Mayawati, Azam, Maneka

New Delhi: After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday barred Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Azam Khan from campaigning in the Lok Sabha elections for 48 houres and 72 hours, respectively. While Gandhi was barred for asking Muslims in […]

Mayawati calls BJP, Cong casteist and communal

Bhubaneswar: Launching her party’s campaign in Odisha, BSP supremo Mayawati today labelled the BJP, Congress and BJD as ‘casteist’ and ‘communal’ parties. Addressing an election rally at Baramunda grounds in the city, Mayawati lashed out at the national parties for their ‘discriminatory’ and ‘casteist’ attitude, which she termed as responsible for the ‘plight’ of backward […]

BSP chief Mayawati won't contest Lok Sabha elections

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said she will not contest the Lok Sabha elections. “Keeping in mind the current political situation, I have decided not to contest the Lok Sabha elections,” Mayawati told the media.

SP-BSP alliance announces seat division for LS polls

Lucknow: Over a month after announcing an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the allocation of seats to each partner on Thursday. In a statement, the leaders of the two parties, SP President Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati announced that while the […]

Rahul shuts doors on BSP-SP, says Congress will contest with full might

Lucknow: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday virtually shut the doors on the BSP and Samajwadi Party and said that while he respected their leaders Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, there should be no doubt that his party will fight the coming Lok Sabha polls with “its full might and ability” in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing Congress […]

Srikant Jena raises questions on schemes named after Biju Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the Supreme Court asked the former UP Chief Minister and BSP head Mayawati to deposit public money used for erecting statues of herself and elephants to the exchequer, senior leader Srikant Jena on Friday raised questions on the State government rolling out several schemes named after Biju Patnaik. Jena stated that if […]

Mayawati must pay for jumbo statues: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati should reimburse the public exchequer money spent on putting up elephant statues in Lucknow and Noida. “This is our tentative view that Madam Mayawati reimburse the public exchequer all the money spent on these elephants,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said while […]

NCW sends notice to BJP MLA over remarks on Mayawati

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday sent a notice to BJP MLA Sadhana Singh for her disparaging remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati. Singh, who represents Mughalsarai in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, at a rally on Saturday called Mayawati “worse than a transgender” and accused her of being an […]

BJP amassed over Rs 430 crore in donations, 12 times more than others

New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has got over 93 per cent of donations of above Rs 20,000 received by national political parties, during 2017-18, pocketing Rs 437.04 crore of the total Rs 469.89 crore donated by corporates and individuals. According to a report by election watchdog, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a […]

BSP to support Congress in Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to extend support to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh where the latter emerged as the single largest party but fell short of majority by two seats, party chief Mayawati said here on Wednesday. She said the BSP would also support the Congress in Rajasthan to keep […]

BJP accused me of wasting money on statues, now it must apologize: Mayawati

Lucknow: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 182-metre high statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, BSP chief Mayawati sought an apology from the BJP for its comments in the past against installation of statues of Dalit icons. In a statement, the former Chief Minister said it was unfortunate that when she got parks, […]

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati on Tuesday quit the Rajya Sabha, hours after she threatened to resign after she was stopped from speaking for more than three minutes in the house on atrocities on Dalits.

Mayawati threatens to resign from RS

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday threatened to resign from the Rajya Sabha after she was not allowed to raise the issue of atrocities on Dalits. “I have come to this House to be the voice of the Dalits and backwards — to raise their issues. But when I am not […]

Mayawati expels Naseemuddin Siddiqui from BSP

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday expelled her confidant Naseemuddin Siddiqui from the party. His son has also been thrown out. BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra announced the decision here. Mishra alleged that Siddiqui was involved in “anti-party activities” and had taken money from candidates during the assembly elections in which the […]

Blame it on EVM If You Can’t Swallow the results

After Mayawati, it was the turn of AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday to blame the humble EVM for the unfavourable (for them) results of the just concluded round of Assembly elections in five states. Regardless of the merit of her charge, Mayawati’s allegation was at least understandable. But the theory […]